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Old 02-12-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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Replacing the floor

We started our floor replacement today. We were able to remove the front section in one piece. We used it as a patten, and were able to install the new piece without much problem. We flared the sides a bit to fit it in.

Does anyone know if the front and rear radius are the same on a 65 Safari? We could then use the front pattern for the rear if it is the same. Our original rear flooring was totally rotted.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:57 PM   #2
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Just today I checked my '63 Overlander....front and rear don't seem to be the same...
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Nothing on airstreams is the same. My wheel wells are different, the front and back are different, when I find something symmetrical and or even I will let you know.
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I have a 69 safari that I need to patch the floor on can you tell me how wide the sub flooring sections are? I would like to limit the removal to a section below the window on the side. Also did you have to remove the banana wrap to remove the belly pan?
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Tracker I cut the new floor at 88 1/4 inch I'am not sure what year they changed to a wider body. Also I did not have to remove the bannana wrap to drop belly pan . The street side was removed first . Hope this helps .
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The few places that were to measure left in my '63, all were 88" wide
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We have finially finished installing the sub floor! By far the hardest part of the job was removing the bolts and screws from the 'C' channel. After installing the elevator bolts, what do you think is the best filler product to use?

It is exciting to have the Safari closed up again so the racoons can't make nest with the insulation.
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We have finially finished installing the sub floor! By far the hardest part of the job was removing the bolts and screws from the 'C' channel. After installing the elevator bolts, what do you think is the best filler product to use?

It is exciting to have the Safari closed up again so the racoons can't make nest with the insulation.
I've seen that some have used Bondo and is what I will probably use to fill the elevator bolt holes that are countersunk.
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I've seen that some have used Bondo and is what I will probably use to fill the elevator bolt holes that are countersunk.
Bondo is the best. Polyester resin, will encapsulate the head and help prevent rusting, plus you can sand it flush. Just get ready to do a bunch at the same time, and leave it slightly proud, then use a heavy grit sandpaper as it gums up the paper easily. Wait at least a day to sand to allow it to cure fully, or it will be a gummy mess as you try to sand.
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Looks like Bondo it is . Thanks for the help
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Subfloor

We have finished the subfloor. So far we have replaced the axel, fixed the frame, added a gray tank and replaced the subfloor. Next repair the tail lights!
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WOW!
Thats some top notch craftsmanship!


What gray tank did ya' use?
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