1971 Overlander overhaul - questions
The past couple of weeks I've been tearing into the interior, removing all of the bath and twin beds. The rear 8" or so of flooring is mostly gone from typical leaking where the bumper trunk "deck" enters at the floor. Next step is to remove the bath area flooring completely and see what else I find. So far, all the frame I've been able to probe in this area has been solid with surface rust only.
Any ideas why there is a hole next to the water heater, with a hole in the belly pan beneath? The photo shows the wads of steel wool I pulled out and the metal slide-over cover for the hole. (Note: all wiring is disconnected, so don't worry about those bare wires flapping in the breeze.)
Also, the street side rear light cluster frame is unattached to the skin (!) and there is no sign of old gasket, screws, rivets, etc. The curbside frame has rivets through the blue "trough" area. What is the best way to attach and seal this thing? And the lights are just pressed into place with water seeping behind (visible in pic). Is that stock? Please help.