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Old 04-25-2006, 05:09 PM   #1
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63 tradewind rear floor replacement

Anyone know how to make a template for the rear. Most of the floor is missing from rot much to my disappointment. Im repairing the waste tank and low and behold!!! A bunch of missing floor.
Any ideas are welcome
Thanks in advance
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Old 05-30-2006, 04:57 PM   #2
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I'm getting ready to do mine as well. I have seen styrafoam and thin hard card board used as templates.
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:41 PM   #3
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Sparks, I am gutting a 72 Ambassador and have a similar plan. I was thinking of cork on my floor, and acoustic foam rubber for walls and ceiling. I plan to be hooked up to power at all times so trying to plan a new grid. Also looking at in floor heating. The idea is to get rid of all the little stuff while adding simple luxury and new technology. Also planning to install a fire place. It is cool here in the Rockies. Would like to share any of you design ideas.
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Old 06-09-2006, 01:19 PM   #4
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An old linoleum guy showed me how to "pattern" in a piece of sheet vinyl.
Get some resin paper - 3' wide, pink colored, comes in rolls, Home Depot, Lowes etc - cut it to fit approximately, then take a set of dividers or compass
and trace the rear curve onto the resin paper.
Then cut out the pattern. Test it before you cut the wood.
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Old 06-09-2006, 02:12 PM   #5
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This is some good adice I recieved on getting the plywood under the walls without having to do it from the outside. Look at post #17

Hope it helps
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Old 06-09-2006, 02:20 PM   #6
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Your Rear Templete

This really ought to do the trick.
Cut a circle out of 1/4" ply or any material that will hold a true edge. Make it at least 8" diameter or more. Drill out the center point to accept a pencil lead. Insert the pencil in the center hole, roll the circle, flat to the floor, along the wall edge. The curve of the wall will transfer onto your paper, cardboard or whatever you're using. Have fun. This method worked for me in copying the frig scoop!
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