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Old 07-14-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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Floor anchors

Hello everyone! Glad to see all of you wonderful brothers and sisters on the floor replacement forum, because I have a question!

Here's where I am - Shell and belly skin ON, interior skin off, subflooring is out (and whoever came up with 3/4" STAPLES along with the bolts in the C-channel is evil!!). I'm prepping for rust repair on the frame, but have hit a conundrum - what are some recommendations for anchoring the new subfloor to the frame? I am considering self-tapping screws (countersunk).

Oh, and I admit to not wanting to take that belly skin off - it's in darn fine condition and I don't want to mess with that, so think outside of the box for me on this one!!

Thanks for any input!
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:13 PM   #2
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Looks like you use self tappers,or grow 4' arms. Dave
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:25 PM   #3
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We used a combo of elevator bolts and self-tapping screws we just put more of them. Bolts on the ends of the sheets and screws in the middle where we couldn't reach. You can see what I mean here, start around post #200.

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How about welding nuts in the frame then drilling the floor to match ?
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:59 PM   #5
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Thank you for the quick responses! InsideOut that picture of the self-tapping screws you linked definitely helped - the floor repair type look better than the ones I've been looking at. Memgrove2000, welding the nut sounds like a great idea in some of those difficult c-channel spots...definitely appreciate the brainstorming!
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