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Old 08-05-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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Floor is laid

Finally laid the floor for my '59 Tradewind. I plan to raise the wheel wells about 1", so I built a petticoat for the existing wheel wells. I will rivet the old fenders to the extensions once I have the shell back on.
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Old 08-05-2004, 07:53 PM   #2
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Looks great Don. Do you find the frame much stiffer with the floor on?
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Sujectively, yes. I forgot to check load deflection before I put the floor on. Now that it's on, if I bounce on the rear the tongue lifts off the ground.
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:27 PM   #4
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Looks great Don,
I hope your extensions fall into place without any problem when you place the shell back on, but I'm sure you measured it all time and time again to make certain that it would fit correctly.
When do you plan on setting the shell on?
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