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Old 11-26-2017, 11:58 PM   #1
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What was under the rubber flooring of your bus?

I thought mines was metal but parts of it seem bendable wen i step on it like its sheet metal or something. It has surface rust. Also looks like its been patched together with some kind of cement maybe? Instead of it being flat its slightly lumpy in some places like warped. Anyone else discover this or similar?
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:50 AM   #2
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many busses have plywood or similar under their rubber floors..
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:09 AM   #3
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There seems to be a number of options regarding the floor. To date I recall seeing just on this forum...

1. Metal floor + ply + rubber puke mat

2. Metal floor + rubber mat

3. Ply only + rubber mat

You really need to know what is there and its' condition before starting any build out.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:37 AM   #4
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Attached some pictures of what it looks like. I think it might just be rust building up in certain areas, where each piece of "sheet metal?" Joins.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:42 AM   #5
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Yup, looks like you've got some rust ... but not that bad! If you paint on some rust converter, it should clean up real nicely.

My floor was also soaked with diesel fuel. YOurs looks good
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:55 AM   #6
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Yea my floor is not bad at all, at least I don't think so. Also, got some rust converter already. Just been trying to get the heater out so i can get the rest of the rubber floor up and grind

Edit: I would grind before using rust converter right?
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:05 AM   #7
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Yea my floor is not bad at all, at least I don't think so. Also, got some rust converter already. Just been trying to get the heater out so i can get the rest of the rubber floor up and grind

Edit: I would grind before using rust converter right?
I'd put a paint stripper or wire brush on a drill and hit the heavy rust before applying rust converter.
Looks like it had previous rust repair down the curb side of the floor.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:25 AM   #8
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Yea i meant wire brush. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:35 PM   #9
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There seems to be a number of options regarding the floor. To date I recall seeing just on this forum...

1. Metal floor + ply + rubber puke mat

2. Metal floor + rubber mat

3. Ply only + rubber mat

You really need to know what is there and its' condition before starting any build out.

The Metal mentioned above could be further broken down to:

a. Steel

b. Aluminum


I agree with really digging in before you purchase the bus (VW, Porsche, MG) of your dreams.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:38 PM   #10
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Beautiful metal floor with minimal rust...........
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