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ltenbrink 07-14-2009 04:58 PM

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

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!! :blink:

Thanks for any input!

easyride 07-14-2009 05:13 PM

Looks like you use self tappers,or grow 4' arms. Dave

InsideOut 07-14-2009 05:25 PM

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.

Shari :flowers:

memgrove2000 07-14-2009 05:49 PM

How about welding nuts in the frame then drilling the floor to match ?

ltenbrink 07-14-2009 06:59 PM

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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