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Vanagain floor repair

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:58 pm
by Jadewombat
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.

Re: Vanagain floor repair

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:11 pm
by Jadewombat
Painted and looking good.

Re: Vanagain floor repair

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:36 pm
by ajdenette
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

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:07 pm
by Jadewombat
Nice...

Re: Vanagain floor repair

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:47 am
by david58
Great job

Re: Vanagain floor repair

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:17 pm
by Beetle19
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: