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Old 01-06-2011, 01:37 PM   #29
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One broke out of about 30. I got them from an aircraft supply place years ago. I hear they're not so good these days.
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:40 PM   #30
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Guess where they are made? Sal.
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:01 PM   #31
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It's great how this thread makes you think about things when looking at trailers to buy.

Here I was, an accepted offer made on a restored to original 56 Overlander. New floor, all original appliances working, polished...nice. As Dave Park and I were looking at some of the pictures, we noticed that during floor removal, the lower interior skins were still in. This threw up a red flag. I sent an email asking the owner how he replaced the floor without the lower skins off. "Simple, I notched out around the original bolts, and laid the plywood in". I told him that a main part of the monocoque strength came from this area, and he said that his floor was very strong, and after traveling all over it had not had a problem.

Needless to say, I am glad I didn't send a deposit in. I would have had to replace the entire floor again.

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Old 01-10-2011, 11:20 AM   #32
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After reviewing another thread under this forum topic I am leaning toward using nyloboard for the redo on my floor repair. I plan to use the 3/4 inch G2 version and plane the edges to 5/8 as HiHo did in his repair. Will contact the company though to ensure the product can be planed but it seems like it should work. That way when leaks occur again in the far distant future the subfloor in that area will not need a redo.
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:57 AM   #33
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Nyloboard discussion here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...tml#post936112
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:13 PM   #34
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don't do this at home

Took some pics of my failed repair so that you can see the error of my way. First a pic of the plywood installed upto the wall - tight on the sides and gap of about 1" on end near rear door. Thought was to 'insulate' the plywood from leaky wall or whatever. Second pic is close-up of the edge - c-chanel was filled ithe 5/8 green treated (another mistake), caulked into place(yes, another mistake), and once that was done I placed the plywood in, fastened it down and put spray foam around the boarder to seal air leaks (yes - I know - now). Third pic is of fully clogged c-chanel. That caulk is very tough - unforatuantely it worked as adverised (tied removing some tonight). Four is a delightful representation of my blue foam belly insulation and a large perimter of c-chanel waiting for me. Three and five also show the nicely rusted and bent elevator bolts.

On the happy side - the forum kept me from complete disaster. This is an easier redo than a failed monocoque frame AND shell. Once I pick up my nyloboard and get the c-chanel clean I wil post some more pics.
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