This is something we’ve found needed with damaged floors.
With our ladder frame support for the body is @14″ inboard from the outer body rail where the weight is of the body with no crossbeam support, the floor uses the tensile strength of the plywood to hold the floor flat……and holds the body up. Wow, I just tried to say this in one sentence……my Mom would be mortified!
Anyway, we are working on gussets to hold the body weight at the body rail we hopes will be a kit soon to be installed in the field…..stay tuned.Now, replacing the damaged flood we went to the marine industry using “Coosaboard” in place of our original plywood material floor. Actually our customer suggested the material and looking into it we found they are less than 20 miles away! Used today in boat decking it has more tensile strength than plywood….waterproof, light, rot proof…..sounds good. To me! Transportation cost was me in Janies truck! Shipping large panels like this can get expensive.………. 4 sheets should do it…….no, they are not cheap but what IS that works!The material cuts like plywood…..with a good titanium blade…….before that though we want to protect the Coosaboard from below at the same time add floor heat and sound insulation.
First step is to cut aluminum section plates then panel bond them in placebtw, the blue is a protective liner on the aluminum sheet. After Epoxy bonding these in, an open cell foam sheet fits in each recess THEN the Coosaboard will be screwed and Epoxied in placestay tuned for more…….
what is that! Do Ross said he wanted a kickass fog light……..good job man…..just the right amount of overkill! Hey, it IS the EM-50! Stay tuned………..……. A new barrel swivel chair…….
See ya later, give me a call if I can help