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Old 07-31-2006, 12:30 AM   #15
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Hi there,

We cut the entire piece that will fit across the back 1/3 or so of the trailer, and it should go sideways through the door. I'll take a picture and post it here tomorrow. More info then, too...
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:35 AM   #16
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Hey there, long time no see.

I would go with the 5/8". It'll give you less grief during the install. Best case, you want to have a solid piece across (side to side) for rigidity. Remember the shell rests on the floor which is bolted to the frame. If you split the floor up the middle you will lessen its strength by half.

Is there a way you can slide the rear and front sections in as a whole ? If so I would do that and I would think you could then get away with some very strong splices.

It would be helpful if we could see pics of what you are up against.

Keep us all posted !
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I recently replaced the rear 4 ft section of a "67 OL. After getting the full shhet cut I relized it would be very difficult if not impossible to install in one piece because the trailer is not completely gutted and the forward floor sheet was o.k.
I then ripped the repair sheet where it lays on the floor joist front of the blacktank (about 16" from front edge) and using an angle iron and heavy hammer was able to drift that puppy right where it lives under the "c" channel.
Drop in your last 16" piece and fasten well. I used large self tapping flathead metal screws as All the belly was not exposed.
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:11 AM   #18
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Yes, I did forget to mention that our trailer is completely gutted, and the belly pan is OFF. Here is a picture and I'll post the progress on getting the floor in, if that ever happens. It's summer and everyone wants work done on their house, so my husband is busy. Doing it myself is asking for trouble. Here is a picture of what we have cut. Well, he cut and I treated. I'm sure we'll have to trim the edges once it's laid down under the C-channel and over the frame.

We just cut out a cardboard box to flat, held it under the trailer, and traced it onto the box. Cut the corner, and then duplicated it the other side, only we turned the cardboard template upside down. As Uwe and others mentioned, there's no standard template for floors...you just have to freehand it any way you can.

Here's the picture. I hope this was of some help but I have a feeling not much!!
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