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Old 09-18-2016, 11:56 AM   #99
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I am sure its somewhere in the post (?) but being a newbie I'll just ask...what is the vin #? Just curious to see where it stacks up to my 56.
Post a pic. I would love to see more .
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:19 PM   #100
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That pic brings back memories!

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Old 09-18-2016, 02:20 PM   #101
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Nasty!!! Hope you wore a mask!
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:05 AM   #102
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Post a pic. I would love to see more .



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Old 09-19-2016, 08:51 AM   #103
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Looks like we are 80 units apart...

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Such a beauty!

Then again I am a little partial.
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:02 PM   #104
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I got quite a bit of work done over the weekend. I got the nasty belly pan off. Shoveled all the leftovers in the garbage and got the belly pan tucked away for future reference. I had plenty of daylight left so I got at removing the c channels. It took most of the tricks I know and most of the tools I own but I got them all detached from the frame. I even had a notion to start removing the flooring but I ended up with a bad case of the "old mans" and my back decided I should watch some football and have a couple beers.

I went to the lumber yard "Menards" and priced out the Marine grade AB plywood. They didn't have 5/8ths so it will be a week before its in. Bummer. I thought with the motivation I have right now I might have my winter work done before winter.

I also called around to some local places and found 4x12 sheets of 5052 for $60. I think that is decent. If not let me know and I will keep looking or use something else.

I am still really intimidated about replacing the belly pan. It is the one thing that has me up at night figuring things when I should be sleeping.

I want to get started on it so I can sleep again...
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For me, the toughest part is always PREPPING to install the belly pan. I start worrying if I have all of the drains in the right place. Did I leave slack in the brake wiring? Is the floor the right shape? ( I don't want to have to remove the corners when I find the shell doesn't fit. ) I install it with the frame upside down, is the floor/frame flat or am I about to install the belly with a twist in the frame?

That's what wakes me up at night. Well, that and an aching right arm from reaching out and drilling all of those dang 3/16 large head rivet holes.
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For me, the toughest part is always PREPPING to install the belly pan. I start worrying if I have all of the drains in the right place. Did I leave slack in the brake wiring? Is the floor the right shape? ( I don't want to have to remove the corners when I find the shell doesn't fit. ) I install it with the frame upside down, is the floor/frame flat or am I about to install the belly with a twist in the frame?

That's what wakes me up at night. Well, that and an aching right arm from reaching out and drilling all of those dang 3/16 large head rivet holes.
Oh great, I have more to think about now.
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but I ended up with a bad case of the "old mans" and my back decided I should watch some football and have a couple beers.

I went to the lumber yard "Menards" and priced out the Marine grade AB plywood. They didn't have 5/8ths so it will be a week before its in.
Well I hope you did not watch the Packer game...it SUCKED

Here is a thought for the floor...use regular plywood and in the areas of known water intrusion saturate this area with a thinned down epoxy approx. 50/50 and then one coat of straight epoxy. In my boat rebuilding experience we did this for areas where marine plywood was not essential or we did not have it at our disposal at the time.
Another thought is that depending on your age...the last floor lasted how long?? Do you really need a marine ply floor?
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Well I hope you did not watch the Packer game...it SUCKED

Here is a thought for the floor...use regular plywood and in the areas of known water intrusion saturate this area with a thinned down epoxy approx. 50/50 and then one coat of straight epoxy. In my boat rebuilding experience we did this for areas where marine plywood was not essential or we did not have it at our disposal at the time.
Another thought is that depending on your age...the last floor lasted how long?? Do you really need a marine ply floor?
I did watch the Packer game. Well, until half time, then I went to sleep. I am glad I didnt waste any more time than that.

There sure seems to be plenty of opinions on material and technique for replacing the subfloor. I have driven myself mad reading forums. You make a good point that the floor lasted 60 years. I hate to spend where I dont have to but I wont be happy with myself if I take short cuts either. I like the resin saturation idea. Maybe if I do that I can take Sylvi out on the lake too?
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I got the aft section of flooring removed today. Use the "drill the hole around the elevator" trick. Worked well. The frame looks remarkably decent except for the very aft piece.
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Like many on here I obsess about the details. That is how things go smooth and you make fewer mistakes. My questions revolve around the belly pan...

Will 2 4' wide sheets joined in the middle be enough to cover from side to side? I measure a little over 7 feet of subfloor. Doing the math it seems close and if there is much overlap at the seam at the bottom it might not reach the edges of the c channel.

Will 4 each 4x10 sheets be enough or will I need 4x12 sheets?

I intend to replace the axle with a torsion axle. How much different will the profile be? I assume I should wait until the axle is replaced to start on belly? Am I missing something?
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Like many on here I obsess about the details. That is how things go smooth and you make fewer mistakes. My questions revolve around the belly pan...

Will 2 4' wide sheets joined in the middle be enough to cover from side to side? I measure a little over 7 feet of subfloor. Doing the math it seems close and if there is much overlap at the seam at the bottom it might not reach the edges of the c channel.

Will 4 each 4x10 sheets be enough or will I need 4x12 sheets?

I intend to replace the axle with a torsion axle. How much different will the profile be? I assume I should wait until the axle is replaced to start on belly? Am I missing something?
Yes, 4' wide sheets fit perfectly. I used 10' long sheets which didn't make the length, so I have a 4' section right under the axles. My belly pan is 5 pieces, but I'm sure if you use 12' stock you can do it in 4. Don't stress over the belly pan, it's easier than you think it will be, and if you mess up a sheet it's not too god awful expensive.
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Thanks DD. 4 4x12 sheets then. And I will stop worrying about it 😀.


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