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Old 07-10-2011, 10:08 PM   #351
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Chuck,
I did put the bumper storage compartment back together temporarily. I haven't finished the belly pan yet. I have been busy camping!
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:54 PM   #352
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Sub-floor replacement

Hey Top;

Really was enjoying the dialogs as I am starting the sub-floor replacement of the bathroom (rear, '73 Overlander 27'). You mentioned once taking the inner skin off, which is what I was fearing. I'm guessing that it is necessary as the plywood probably goes completely to the outside of the floor frame????

Any more pics of this process. Your offerings have been great !

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Old 10-05-2011, 06:57 PM   #353
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Della,
It is necessary to remove the lower inner skins to access the bolts that go through the "C" channel, the wooden sub floor and the outriggers. They are very easy to remove. Just have to drill out the pop rivets attaching them to the ribs (formers). If you look back at post #20, picture 7 of post #105 and post #138, you'll see that I drilled out the rivets and peeled the skins forward.
Good luck with your repairs! If you have any more questions, give me a ring sometime. I'm glad to help any way I can.
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Make sure you remove your battery before drilling out the exterior rivets holding the lower beltline trim in place. Just ask Top why.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:15 PM   #355
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Thanks for bringing that up! Actually it was the banana wrap, but yes. Remove the battery from the trailer BEFORE drilling near it! Oops!
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That's a visual image I'm never going to forget. I know the battery needs to be ventilated but not internally.
Just poking fun of course.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:25 AM   #357
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Thank you two !! I am considering only replacing the street side half of the sub-floor, mainly because the rot seems to be just on that side and also because I can not conceive of how one gets a whole sheet of plywood in to that space and under the "wall plate". What I do not know is whether there is a faming member to attach to somewhere in that area. Any clues????
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:03 PM   #358
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Della,
It is necessary to remove the lower inner skins to access the bolts that go through the "C" channel, the wooden sub floor and the outriggers. They are very easy to remove. Just have to drill out the pop rivets attaching them to the ribs (formers). If you look back at post #20, picture 7 of post #105 and post #138, you'll see that I drilled out the rivets and peeled the skins forward.
Good luck with your repairs! If you have any more questions, give me a ring sometime. I'm glad to help any way I can.
Shall I look forward to the bolts between wall, plywood, and outrigger being rusted or frozen?? Also, will I need to remove the belly pan(s) back there to unfasten the plywood from below?
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:14 PM   #359
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Della,
I'm sure that all the nuts and bolts will be rusted solid. Just grab the nut from below with vise grips and wiggle it back and forth a few times, and they break right off. Yes, you'll have to remove the banana wraps and the belly skin to gain access to them from below.
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Great thread. Very educational.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:40 PM   #361
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Thanks so very much! I hope others can share in my very steep learning curve
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:57 AM   #362
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Nice job, it looks better than new. The interior looks new. The floor looks great. I don't think you will have to worry about rot and if it ever leaks you will know where they are.

Is the rest of the interior other than the floor original?

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PS I have not put the belly pan back on mine yet either.
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Thanks Perry,
Yes, She's all original. I even have the original laundry hamper. Sometime I'll be replacing the floor in the front half of the trailer, replace two of the front end cap panels, insulate, replace the broken tambour, replace all the belly pan and polish.
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For some reason, I thought you had done a shell off on this one. My tambour is missing in the entertainment center which is the biggest piece of tambour in the whole trailer. I don't think I will buy new when that stuff is like $500 a sheet or something like that. The rest of mine works fine after some silicone spray. I am not looking forward to the belly pan. I want to be able to remove mine and am thinking about that one. I also don't want to fill the frame full of holes and weaken it. I am more worried about the holes being a place for rust to start than actual weakening. I have a few places where the vinyl fake wood coating is starting to lift but it is not too bad yet.

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Yes, She's all original. I even have the original laundry hamper. Sometime I'll be replacing the floor in the front half of the trailer, replace two of the front end cap panels, insulate, replace the broken tambour, replace all the belly pan and polish.
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