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Old 06-07-2013, 04:03 PM   #41
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1981 31' Excella II
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There are not enough attachment points and that is why things fail when rust happens or rear bath trailers are run with full tanks. The outriggers should be connected at the ends and there should be a bolt every few inches.


Originally Posted by luvoldstuff View Post
I am doing a shell on rehab-68 GT, I left the middle third of the belly pans attached
I por-15ed from the top -and bottom where I could, I was concerned about re-insulating from the top as well- which would soak water and rats, so I left it un- insulated since I live in Florida, I now see that if I ever want to insulate I could do it later from underneath(A lot of box camper floors are not insulated). I now know it is not that big a deal to remove belly skins= a drill and a couple of hours and they're off.
I will tell you though, none of my side bolts went through the outriggers and the channel! My origianal outriggers were about an inch shy of the edge of the body anyway (originally) I would hope it was through bolted in the back and the front (my back frame was gone and the front piece of subfloor I left in.
I through-bolted a few side riggers and the very back C to the frame, but most of the sides are just through the plywood and then elevator bolted through the riggers as close to them as possible, the shell aint goin nowhere, it's better attached than before. I was amazed at how few attachment points there were.
Have y'all noticed the staples the factory put through the C channel? I guess they were mostly for positioning??
Good job-- hope that helps.
Has anyone noticed how por 15 soaks into plywood and gets hard as a rock and water sheds right off!?-I thought about using it as an edge treatment.
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