Originally Posted by CapnJim
Thanks; I've found a lot already; some of those projects are AMAZING! Almost too good to shoot for but I'll keep at it and see what happens. Thanks for the info and encouragement. Hope to meet you some time!
CapnJim, I got to thinking last night about how I removed my frame. I took the bolts out from inside the trailer. I cut off the bolts from underneath flush with the frame they way when I tried to remove them I wouldn't have to try and run the rusty part back thru the threaded hole. I also tapped on the head of each bolt before I tried to break them free.
If you are going to remove the frame with the floor pieces still attached to the frame I might consider cutting the bolt heads off on top (4" angle grinder with cutoff wheel) and then using vice grips to unthread the bolts thru the bottom of the frame.
I always try an avoid bring a rusty thread thru a tapped hole. The rusty part has grown larger and is very tough to run back thru. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
My opinion is (of course everyone have a different one) that a complete overhaul of an old FRV is the best way to go. You can make it completely your own and eliminate all the extra weight
too. I am in the process of replacing the particle board pieces with cedar. Probably about 1/3 the weight
. Doesn't have the look of oak of course but some stain and some poly and I'm satisfied.
Good luck in your endeavor.