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Vanagain floor repair

Post by Jadewombat » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:58 pm

Thought I'd share some metal work I did on my friend's '80 camper. The brake fluid leaked all over the floor, previous owner, and the gas pedal was attached to a license plate, also P.O. Replacement panel is NLA.

I cut everything out and fabbed up the panel out of 20ga. steel sheet with ~1/2" overlap of the new panel on top. I don't have a bead roller, but was able to some tiny bends in my press brake to mimic the stock indentations to stiffen things up. And it is sturdy now! We undercoated the bottom side of the panel before MIG welding in place and I ground the welds back so his carpet wouldn't snag on things or feel weird under his feet.

He's going to cover the panel edges with some factory-like seam sealer, paint everything, sound deadening, and new carpet.
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Post by Jadewombat » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:11 pm

Painted and looking good.
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Post by ajdenette » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:36 pm

I had to do a similar repair due to New England rust fortunately mine was not quite as bad

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Re: Vanagain floor repair

Post by Jadewombat » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:07 pm

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Post by david58 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:47 am

Great job

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Re: Vanagain floor repair

Post by Beetle19 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:17 pm

ajdenette wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:36 pm
I had to do a similar repair due to New England rust fortunately mine was not quite as bad

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Very good job :shock:

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