Newb floor repair
So I need to replace some of the floor in the front of my '73 '31 sovreign.
There is rot (pictures to come) where the sides go from straight to curved on both floor boards where they join. Also when you walk in the door there is a piece of metal covering the floor which I haven't removed yet. So I assume I will be replacing the first 2 sheets.
I think I have fixed the leaks with one left to go.
We are parked at a friends house. (very handy older fellow with a huge barn full of tools etc. Thanks God.) We are living in the trailer so I need to be efficient/quick with this.
Here are some questions (my brain is hurting from researching so far)
I will be using regular ply due to cost.
?? Suggestions on what to to apply increase its resistance to water.
I will pull the interior skin on the trailer. (Rivets are already drilled out)
??Will it help to drop the belly pan??
It seems at the curve the plywood has bolts going through the plywood along the edges.
?/Are these elevator bolts I hear people talking about?
?? can I replace this front piece with two different pieces to make it easier??
I will use a 1/4 piece of ply as a template.
?? I have seen people talk about grinding of the heads of elevator bolts. What are they talking about??
Enough questions for tonight. Thanks a bunch
We will soon begin traveling with our family of 5 (and a large dog) Looking forward to remodeling our Airstream, awesome adventures, and meeting new people.