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Old 01-09-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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How to attaching the floor

This may be somewhere, but I'm probably to lazy to look for it.

I'm ready to start attaching my new plywood floor to the chassis.
I have 50 elevator bolts.
What do I use to

1) Attach those plywood pieces used as supports where the floor breaks.. to the chassis (elevator bolts)

2) Attach the edges of the plywood floor to the plywood supports?

Someone mentioned on another thread to use a Fozberry bit or something to make countersink holes (for the elevator bolts?).

3) Attach the CJ channel to the edge of the floor?

Big Baby will be getting her new entrails here soon!
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This may be somewhere, but I'm probably to lazy to look for it.

I'm ready to start attaching my new plywood floor to the chassis.
I have 50 elevator bolts.
What do I use to

1) Attach those plywood pieces used as supports where the floor breaks.. to the chassis (elevator bolts)
they were never attached seperately to the frame. factory used floor screws through the floor sheets and doublers into the frame.

2) Attach the edges of the plywood floor to the plywood supports?
Same as above floor screws are what was used but elevator bolts can be used. I used screws and attached to both crossmembers and the main frame rails also. I needed more than 100 floor screws as well as the 50 elevator bolts through the c channel into the outriggers.

Someone mentioned on another thread to use a Fozberry bit or something to make countersink holes (for the elevator bolts?).
It's called a forstner bit.

3) Attach the CJ channel to the edge of the floor?
If you are talking about the straight sections along the side of the trailer they just slide over the edge of the plywood, actually mine needed to be hammered into place. It was areally tight fit. The c channel on the end caps attach with elevator bolts and larger bolts and nuts through the front and rear hold down plates into the main frame rails.

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I hope this answers your questions and as always will help as much as I can.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:20 PM   #3
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Hey Chris. I appreciate the info.

1) So the forstner bit is to to sink the heads for the elevator bolts?

2) Where the floor breaks, you used floor screws on each side of the break and screwed them down into the cross members?

3) You used elevator bolts just on the outrigger? On the outriggers, did you use elevator bolts on both sides of the break?

4) So the CJ channel isn't drilled into the plywood floor at the edges?
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Daniel I'm responding withour color so as to not offend the moderator Gods.
1) Yes it is a tool to create a counter sink hole in the plywood to allow the head of the elevator bolt to sit flush.
2) Yes on either side of the seam between each floor sheet I used the floor screws throught the floor and the small doublers of plywood into the crossmembers.
3) Each outrigger recieved three elevator bolts through the floor sheets into the outrigger. One was through the c channel and floor sheet in to the outrigger and the other two were just through the floor sheet into the outrigger.
4) It is attached with elevator bolts through the floor into each outrigger.
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I hope you are kidding about the font color thing.

That is why I can't go to state parks. I inadvertently wind up breaking 2/3 of the rules without even trying.
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Daniel No I'm not they just editied another thread because of excessive color and font size. I'll have a pic for you of the wate outlet in a minute and will post into your thread.
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Awesome..
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Self tapping wood to metal screws can be used too. Here is an example. Trailer Floor Repair Screws.

I have found them at Lowes. IMO they are not a replacement for elevator bolts but for small area repairs they are very handy.
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Well I count six different uses of color font and four different colors as well as bold print. Must be different rules for mods.
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Well I count six different uses of color font and four different colors as well as bold print. Must be different rules for mods.

Just trying to show an example of "sparingly". I guess you are going to take issue with this. LOL!
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Nothing wrong with a little flair. Just watch out, the other mods might be talking about you behind your back..
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Nothing wrong with a little flair. Just watch out, the other mods might be talking about you behind your back..
Yep! Talking about you. Watching you. All that and more...
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Well I count six different uses of color font and four different colors as well as bold print. Must be different rules for mods.
Yup...kind of like a double secret probation.

Some uses of color and bolding are acceptable (your reply is one of them) One of the main reasons for a consistent font is ease of reading across the forums.

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