Hi All. Just got home last night with my new (to me) Scamp
. Overall I am very happy with the Scamp
but as is the case with all used vehicles it does need some TLC.
As I understand it this Scamp
has a lot of miles on it and has even been the length of Alaska.
After giving it a good look over last night I found that the floor under the front seat has rot where it meets the body and has allowed a little too much body movement up front. The tongue has also broken at some point and been repaired.
I think the best way for me to repair this is to pull up the front floor, weld in a new tongue section and then glass the new floor in. But, in looking at the structure up front I am unsure exactly how the Scamp is assembled.
1. What supports on the body on the frame?? Does the body sit on the frame and then the floor is glassed in place?
2. Does the floor have any direct structural relationship with holding the body on the frame?
3. Is there some detail on the body that captures the floor or is the floor basically glassed in place with strips of glass mat?
4. Finally - The subfloor looks to be OSB. What was the original thickness. Has anyone had any success with the modern hybrid flooring replacements (foam core / fiberglass). I am not a fan of OSB at all. At the very least I would like to use a high-strength marine ply for replacement.
Thanks in advance for the help.