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Old 11-14-2016, 06:25 PM   #1
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Beginning conversion of 1999 Ford E-450 Super Duty, 6.8L, STARTRANS Senator 17 Seat short bus, 176" wheelbase. First problem: Soft spots in floor. Looks like I have some sort of sheet metal, covered with some plywood, covered with rubber matting. I am thinking about ripping out the plywood and replacing it, but I don't know what I would be getting into. Does any of the fiberglass shell sit on the plywood deck? If I remove the rubber corner molding and rubber floor mat, does the plywood come off easy and replacement straight forward? Next is how to connect things to the fiberglass shell without damaging the shell?
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:51 PM   #2
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I'm thinking the whole shell is fiberglass on mine...floor, walls and roof. As for attaching things, it just depends where and the weight of the attachment. Some areas are very thin and other areas like the roof has insulation cocooned in the fiberglass making it thicker.
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Old 11-15-2016, 04:24 PM   #3
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Is there no info on how a 1999 StarTran Senator bus floor is put together?
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