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Old 05-27-2019, 11:33 PM   #41
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We were crazy lucky: the bus we purchased (We are in NW Florida) only had rubber directly connected to the metal floor, no wooden subfloor in between , rubber came up in big clean rolls.
Aw man! That's gotta be cheating!


Glad you were so fortunate. I hope the rest of your build goes as well.
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:53 PM   #42
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For once, I was inopertunely fortunate, too.
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We were crazy lucky: the bus we purchased (We are in NW Florida) only had rubber directly connected to the metal floor, no wooden subfloor in between , rubber came up in big clean rolls.
I left the vulcanized surface intact:
Unsurprisingly grungy beneath the floor, but the metal is as sound as the pound!
Good thing, as there's a pile of pounds worth of steel comprising my deck...
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