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Old 01-19-2010, 11:28 PM   #11
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So, my soon to be a teenager nephew helped me figure this out, thanks Arjun!,now I can load the photos I have taken so far.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:21 AM   #12
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Hey doodlebug;
Saw your "backroads of Oregon" comment. I'm in McMinnville, working on a 7 window Bluebird. Are you anywhere near?
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:24 PM   #13
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Uff da, greetings, I am near Boring.

I am having concerns with my floor if any of you short bus guys or gals have come across this. The middle of the floor from the cab area to the rear of the wheel wells is cargo van floor. The sides and ends are filled in with galvanized sheet stock. The overlapping joints were filled with tar, so after pulling out the old nasty tar I have open space to the great out doors. Was this standard procedure? And what were they thinking? I will post some more photos tonight. Living in the Great Wet I know how mud and crud will fill any gaps and sit and start to rust so even if I fill all I can see, I am sure there will still be areas that I don't get aggghh makes me crazy just thinking about it. Leslie
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:36 PM   #14
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:42 PM   #15
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[attachment=1] Any ideas anyone? leslie
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:16 AM   #16
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The standard fullsize van floors have a step cut into the floor between the front door and the rear wheel well for side door access, it looks like someone did a half job of filling in the step well to level the floor to full width for the bus onversion.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:40 AM   #17
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Hi all, the floor is weird, it has the four holes like other cargo van floors I have seen on this site, it looks like that is where it is bolted to the frame. The sheet metal on the sides is tack welded down and then the edges sealed with the tar. There is a definite height difference from where the sheet metal meets the cargo van floor, if I could get that close to the floor I could see through the gap! Nearly a half inch at the rear. But, there was no water damage to the plywood from those areas. There was one spot at the rear of the rear wheel well where the rubber had turned to dirt and the ply was starting to dissolve. You can see the hole in the last photo. Not impressed with Bluebird on this. The small pieces of ply laying at the lift door were building up that area of the floor to make it level with the rest, had this is several areas. Not sure what I am going to do at this point. My carpenter says go with more tar as it has lasted this long.... Leslie
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