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Old 03-07-2016, 05:55 PM   #1
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Question about lowering a floor

I have seen several posts about raising the ceiling of a bus but that is way to complicated for me and I don't think I need to, it's just me living in the bus.

There are a couple places though that my intended design would benefit from lowering the floor about 18".

Other than cutting the section out, framing the shape you want with a good quality angle steel and then building a sheet metal shell with insulation then maybe 3/4" plywood would there be anything else to lower a section.

I know it's sounds easy to type it and it will be more complicated but I didn't want to miss any major step.

I'll try to explain what I want to do, and you all can tell me if it's just plain crazy.

My bed, queen size will be facing the sides not front to back. That will leave enough room to put a small shelf unit on one side of the bedroom. If I could cut out a section of floor just in front and under the middle of the shelf unit I could sit on the floor, put my legs down in the lowered portion and have a laptop on one of the shelves (adjustable).

I would also have a piece of wood that could go over the hole when not in use.

Thoughts?
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:13 PM   #2
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Personally, I wouldn't do it. Anytime you cut the floor out you compromise the strength of that spot, no need to have an eventual, "saggy rear" bus. I'd build a tray of sort to just use your laptop in bed if that's the place you plan on "geeking". Something like a taller breakfast tray with fold up legs.....

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Old 03-07-2016, 07:48 PM   #3
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Now that I think about it you right, Spend most of the long hours with it propped up on a pillow. Guess a fold down tray or small table from the wall would be perfect.


Since my bed is against one wall that would work. Thanks Doc

And when it's folded up I could put a nice painting or wall deco on the underside.
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And when it's folded up I could put a nice painting or wall deco on the underside.
Or you could put a picture of my personal favorite car ever on it!

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Doc what a lovely Mopar that is.....now for my Mopar Dream Car

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Very purdy, but I'm thinking it would be easier to find parts for mine!
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:15 PM   #7
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Ain't that the truth.

So here's an idea, 58 Plymouth Fury Fins on my bus.....lol
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Very purdy, but I'm thinking it would be easier to find parts for mine!
Love those gangster walls and full caps..I had to google it, those fins just looked to big for a 58, but then I noticed the duel headlights..

Had a freind that had a 57 HT, I never noticed the fins cause he was always chasing my ford..wow early 60's man that dates me..lol
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