In my last posting I thought my floor rot could be "patched" up with CPES and filler. But when I got in there and started ripping out the rot, I found that 3/4 of the plywood needs to be replaced. (where it goes into the body ledge)
Now that it is out, I can see and understand how it all goes together. That's great, but, now that I basically have a large section to add the the floor where there is no underneath support, I'm wondering how to add a supporting peice of metal or aluminum to the frame to "hold up" the new plywood in between the frame supports. (see pic) Has anyone else found this to be a problem?
I've been searching for some 'how to' posts regarding making a template for the new plywood, what to apply to the fiberglass ledge that the plywood fits into to attach in seal it, etc. My reinventing the wheel is so tiring. There has to be a better way.
I just found out my door is waterlogged as well......it came half way off on my shoulder when I opened it up to measure the floor the other day. It was extremely heavy!! Luckily I had a hacksaw within reach! Seems like everytime I step in it, there's another problem I need to fix!
On a positive note, I was able to find SS bolts and washers locally. Still trying to figure out what to use on the outside as a washer to go between the bolt and fiberglass body. I sure haven't found anything in any of my travels (other than nylon washers at lowes..very expensive). Any ideas? (Today I found the nails with the rubber washers at another hardware store; will take them off and try them!)
As you can see in this pic, it is very rough cut and needs to be cleaned up. Just bought a new zigsaw with a safety guard
....let me tell ya, that was a scary powertool I used!!! Still have all fingers though..not sure about the fillings!
Thanks for any help!