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Old 11-03-2003, 06:29 PM   #1
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Replacing Wood floor in rear

How hard is it to remove the wood flooring in the rear of my sub and replace it with something...I'm thinking som thick aluminum?
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Old 11-04-2003, 01:36 AM   #2
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This is a good question. I wanted to do something with an inlaid bow tie in the wood or something really slick.

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Old 11-04-2003, 06:04 AM   #3
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I was wondering if an oak bedwood kit would work. Like from a shortbed stepside?
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:01 PM   #4
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Since the floor is used as a structural part, and it is tied into the body/floor/wheel wells/support frames, it can be a project. We
removed the floor out of this Burb once it was of of the frame and hanging by two chainfalls and it was still a project. We cleaned up the old marine plywood floor and reused it as it was in very good condition. We also painted it before reinstalling.

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Old 11-04-2003, 01:39 PM   #5
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If you want a wood floor for show,I would overlay the stock floor.You can use the laminated flooring or thin hardwood.I did a 56 ford panel with a wood overlay and polished hold down strips.
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Old 11-04-2003, 02:44 PM   #6
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and what just mount all of the hardware for the overlay right into the original wood flooring?
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Old 11-04-2003, 03:13 PM   #7
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We used 3/8 thick red oak.It was installed as a floating floor.We used 1/8"x3" steel strips that fit width ways on the floor.Attatched T bolts,by weld, in the spacing needed for the hold down strips.The strips where like the ones for a truck bed.layed the boards over the 1/8' steel strips.We then used polished SS angle at the front and back to hold the floor .the SS strips where layed lenth ways and held to the T-bolts with polished SS cap nuts.No holes had to be drilled in the floor except for the front and rear angles.
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