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Old 11-27-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Rear end plate over or under plywood?

My floor was too rotted to tell. Am getting ready to reassemble. Does the plywood back into the rear end plate or go below it?
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:12 AM   #2
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The rear plate goes under the ply.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:25 AM   #3
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use a barrier between the plate and the skin when you put it back together. Some use a spray on material such as bed liner. I use a phenolic sheet.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:06 AM   #4
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In addition to what Frank posted, primer and a good sealing between the layers is also helpful.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:50 AM   #5
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I threw out the rusted piece of junk that came out of mine and replaced it with a piece of aluminum angle (6061) opened up to the right angle. Seems to have worked fine, and the only steel to aluminum joint is on the frame. Now I don't have to worry about the skin disappearing around the rivets.....Phil.
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"Phenolic sheet". If you know where to find source..please share.

Otherwise, these are seen as "Unobtanium"!
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Look at mcmaster.com. Kapton sheet would be better or Mylar for that matter. You probably only need a few thousands thickness.

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Old 11-28-2013, 03:45 PM   #8
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I used some peel and stick rubber roofing tape. It's about 4" wide and easy to use. I used it as a separator when I had to bolt steel to Aluminum. They sell it in the roofing section at hardware stores.

http://m.homedepot.com/p/t/202267106.
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"Phenolic sheet". If you know where to find source..please share.

Otherwise, these are seen as "Unobtanium"!
often one has to look outside the box. Unobtainium is a myth. Somethings are hard to find, sometimes very hard to find, but one can always find if they know where to look...
Phenolic is what plastic laminate is layer onto. At laminate/ cabinet maker supply houses they sell a product called "backer" used to balance the sheet when laminate is laid on a substrate. It is a .025 sheet of phenolic and cost about $12 for 32 square feet. The down side of this is it is not as flexible as I would like.
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