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Old 01-14-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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Bathroom floor help - 1964!

Hi all,

I hope someone can help - we are in the throes of replacing the bathroom floor in our '64 GT and the old floor had a very large rectangle cut out of it, which makes it look as though the toilet was only resting on the black water tank, i.e. no wood support. I have searched the forum and the only photos I can find that are similar also look as if this rectangle cut-out is there. Does anyone know if this is right? I can't see any reason why it would not have wood there to support the toilet but I don't want to put wood there if I have missed something and it could cause problems in future!!

Grateful for any advice,

Dan & Lisa
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:13 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to The Forum. I can't answer your specific question but wanted to be sure you were aware of this site. A lot of good photos for reference.

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Old 01-14-2008, 03:56 PM   #3
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Thanks Gary! We have seen that site and you're right, it is very helpful, the Forums are priceless for info, especially as we're in the UK.

Cheers - Dan & Lisa
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:34 PM   #4
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Our 63 GT also had a large cut out of wood - and yes the black tank is supporting the toilet - but the tank is made of fiberglass. the area is still supported by cross members as well as some floor - not to mention that the tank is integral to the gelcoat top finish of the tank. This unit is then riveted to the back wall onto another support piece. So in essence there is plenty of support. The wood cut out matches the length of the "giant" brass pooper fittings they used back then - so if they needed any servicing you would not have to cut the floor after the fact.

I wish I had a pic of the hole in our floor for you - perhaps this one from my thread called flight of the ladybug http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...8&d=1180277232

The square piece of wood sitting on top of the floor is about the size of the hole in the floor.....

If you are replacing with a poly tank then you will need a bit more support - as the poly tanks are not as strong as the fiberglass ones.

Good luck Dan and Lisa - if there is any other pics or info we might be able to help with by all means PM us -we have had this baby apart 3 times so we now where pretty much all the wires and plumbing are running too.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:53 PM   #5
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Another informative option is to listen to version 61 of the Vintage Airstream Podcast (VAP) available through download from iTunes or go to 'thevap.com'. Each episode is an event and the latest episode covers most, if not all, of your bathroom floor replacement questions. Enjoy and tell 'em Brad sent cha.

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Old 01-14-2008, 09:42 PM   #6
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Lets see if this works here are a couple of shots from my 63gt that i am disassembling
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Here are two more before the black tank was removed, Yes it is one piece and there are no wooden supports. Just riveted to the inside skin.
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