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Old 07-21-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Cut section out of rear beltline or remove whole thing?

I am working on replacing the rear floor on my 73 Argosy 24. The rear cross member was bad and I have removed it and have a new one made. I want to remove the hold down plate and replace or at least clean it up and paint it but the rear beltline is in the way. I think the easiest thing to do would to be to just remove a section slightly bigger than the hold down plate do the repair and replace it. Is there anyone that can see a problem with the approach?
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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If your trailer had the same issues as mine, then you have corrosion holes just above the lower rubrail where the rear crossmember is riveted in. My solution was to remove almost the entire rear panel . It is just flat aluminum so no contours to deal with. I removed the large tail light panel and made a new seam that would be covered when the tail light panel was reinstalled. I installed the new panel using Olympic rivets and used a rivet shaver to dress the rivet heads. Of course the panel will need painting when completed. Hope this helps, Tim.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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So did you remove the whole rubrail or just the section on where you did the panel replacement.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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The entire portion of rubrail. On my 26 ,it spans from the rear wheelwell on curb side to the water heater door on street side. It is not difficult to remove. Take off the rubrail insert and start drilling out the pop rivets.
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