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Old 01-23-2011, 04:50 PM   #99
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The trim thing.. the fancy thing in the right hand picture, was on the inside rear riveted to the wall studs.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:56 PM   #100
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Another floor issue..

I really need to start paying better attention. Missing too much stuff here..
Here is another one I just discovered today.

I'm hoping that the reason that there is no outrigger here where the floor breaks is because this is where the compartment is for the hose reels and such.
(the pic is reversed. This is the roadside)

If that is the case then there is no floor then between these two outriggers. That solves that problem, but introduces a new problem.

As the pic illustrates, the rear U channel goes right here where there is to be no floor. Does this U channel and the JC channel that begins where this leaves off just ride in the air there where there is no floor?
Or should there be a piece of angle iron or something there to support the wall?
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:57 PM   #101
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IMO it must be some of the PO's "handy work". If he intended that to be the holddown plate no wonder the shell shifted. That wouldn't hold down s**t.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:02 PM   #102
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bump for the outrigger problem.
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I really need to start paying better attention. Missing too much stuff here..
Here is another one I just discovered today.

I'm hoping that the reason that there is no outrigger here where the floor breaks is because this is where the compartment is for the hose reels and such.
(the pic is reversed. This is the roadside)

If that is the case then there is no floor then between these two outriggers. That solves that problem, but introduces a new problem.

As the pic illustrates, the rear U channel goes right here where there is to be no floor. Does this U channel and the JC channel that begins where this leaves off just ride in the air there where there is no floor?
Or should there be a piece of angle iron or something there to support the wall?
Daniel the floor is cut out in a U shape on each section of flooe leaving a small 2" piece for the end cap channel and the side C channel to sit on.
BTW JC Channel? does that stand for Jesus Christ or Jackson Center?
I'll go out now and get you a close up of this area.
I have a question about your cut out for the steps. If I understand what you are doing you cut the floor along the crossmembers and are using another section of wood to eliminate the unsupported seam over the steps. Is that correct? So now instead of a 2ft seam unsupported you now have three seams sitting on crossmembers and the main frame rail.
Do you think this will be a better arrangement?
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:15 PM   #104
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Not getting how plywood supports that edge when there is a floor break there and nothing underneath it.

That is correct with the steps. That's how I did it. It is a lot like this same problem here.. a floor break with no support under the break.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:35 PM   #105
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Sorry I haven't been around for my usual cheerleading - I've been ill for over a week

I think, currently, this is my favorite resto thread - best detail.

Thank you Daniel.
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Daniel sorry the batts are dead in the camera so no pics for a couple of hours while they recharge. Let's see if a can provide a picure in less then a thousand words.
The last piece of floor, call it sheet 7 is cut at the last outrigger from the main frame rail towards the outside of the shell and the cut stops 2 " before the outside edge of the shell leaving a strip 2" wide and about 12" long for the shell to sit on. Sheet 6 is cut the same way at the next outrigger from the main frame rail again leaving a small strip for the c channel and the shell to sit on.
Your'e right there is no floor there due to the opening left for the reels. A seperate piece of plywood is attached to pieces of angle iron welded to the outriggers. The angle iron is welded to the inside of each outrigger about halfway up the height of the outrigger. I'll look for some existing pics I have of this set up.
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Sorry I haven't been around for my usual cheerleading - I've been ill for over a week

I think, currently, this is my favorite resto thread - best detail.

Thank you Daniel.
Dave now I feel relly left out.
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That's what happens when you slack off, Chris..
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Daniel I haven't been slacking off. It's just not very glamorous to post pic after pic of polished window frames. As you know there are 9 window frames and the door frame, door edges and the screen door to polish. All this needs to be done by hand as they are too small to use polishers on.
I've got 5 windows and the door and frame done and am working away on the screen door now.
Anyway I found a couple of pics showing the reel cut out area.
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Daniel sorry the batts are dead in the camera so no pics for a couple of hours while they recharge. Let's see if a can provide a picure in less then a thousand words.
The last piece of floor, call it sheet 7 is cut at the last outrigger from the main frame rail towards the outside of the shell and the cut stops 2 " before the outside edge of the shell leaving a strip 2" wide and about 12" long for the shell to sit on. Sheet 6 is cut the same way at the next outrigger from the main frame rail again leaving a small strip for the c channel and the shell to sit on.
Your'e right there is no floor there due to the opening left for the reels. A seperate piece of plywood is attached to pieces of angle iron welded to the outriggers. The angle iron is welded to the inside of each outrigger about halfway up the height of the outrigger. I'll look for some existing pics I have of this set up.
So the two inches of plywood floor left on the outside.. there is nothing directly supporting that from underneath?

I remember you saying that you spotted angle iron where the hose reels go on one of my old frame pictures. Ima look back and see if I can spot it.
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Wrong Pic

This is the right one.
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So the two inches of plywood floor left on the outside.. there is nothing directly supporting that from underneath?
Right nothing underneath the plywood there.

I remember you saying that you spotted angle iron where the hose reels go on one of my old frame pictures. Ima look back and see if I can spot it.
Yes it is in one of your pics I look for it too and let you know.
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