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Old 12-27-2004, 08:05 AM   #15
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Pictures Up!

Hi all,
Posted a few pictures of the beginning of my front floor repair, more to follow Thery are at AirstreamPhotos Where else

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the beginning of my front floor repair, more to follow

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen I do believe he's going for the full monty!
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Old 12-27-2004, 08:50 AM   #17
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And right now it is 18 degrees outside....not exactly what I call working weather!

c'mon!

when it gets that warm i start thinking about tuning up the lawn mower!

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I'm surprised you were able to remove the floor in such large sections. I was thinking I would have to cut mine into smaller pieces than that. How did you cut through the bolts in the channel?

I'm really feeling chicken about digging in and cutting wood, but I'm eager to get this thing done. For one thing I'd like to have my garage back!
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Old 12-28-2004, 04:25 AM   #19
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edges were rotten

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I'm surprised you were able to remove the floor in such large sections. I was thinking I would have to cut mine into smaller pieces than that. How did you cut through the bolts in the channel?

I'm really feeling chicken about digging in and cutting wood, but I'm eager to get this thing done. For one thing I'd like to have my garage back!
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The edges were rotten which made it come out easier, some of the bolts I was able to unbolt,(after hosing it down with Kroil) one of the main bolts was missing the others I cut off using a dremel tool with a cutting disc. Note: buy a bunch of discs! The main bolt that was missing had sheared at the channel level and the remainder had to be drilled then punched out. I am replacing all the removed bolts with stainless steel ones. I am not sure about your unit but mine has a splice plate at the first joint in the plywood. Fortunately the factory did a crappy job with the glue so that came apart pretty easily. I will see if I can get some better detail pictures up in the next couple of weeks. I am using a high grade wood glue when I put my splice plates back in along with ss screws.

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I'll look forward to seeing your progress.

Those dremel cutting discs are great. I went through a lot of them on the classic mustangs, even using them to cut open sheetmetal on the ends of the cowls to fix inaccessable rust in that area - a common rustang problem. Point is, those discs are amazing. The trick I found was not to try and force them through the metal you're cutting, but to let the disc cut through with very little pressure. It's a bit slower, but the discs last a lot longer. I also burned up two dremel tools by not letting them cool enough during the job (one off brand, one genuine). My husband teases me about it still, like I'm some kind of Dremel serial killer
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