So we started on the clean-up of our new purchase today and one thing led to another and we kept going deeper, and deeper into the project and this is what it looks like.
hard to see em but there's termites here.
The mouse nest has presented a rather soft hole in the floor under the heater.
The water tank had a leaky hose or overflowed at some point into the compartment. I found this soft spot that became a hole with my screwdriver that I was leaning on. Just about put my arm through the floor.
So we decided to keep digging until it looked like this.
So my questions are
1. Has anyone out there done floor panel repair and how? The areas in question are along the outside edges and appear to have glass laid into them. I wasn't sure if this was how the body was attached to floor and frame and don't want to just cut it and risk more damage.
2. How much of the cabinets is structural vs. cosmetic? Can I replace with wooden cabs that are just screwed to the floor risers thereby allowing me to fill all of the rivet holes that aren't necessary with new glass before we re-paint.?
3. If I like the answers to 2, has anyone replaced the "rat fur" in their scamps, and if so with what? any pic out there?