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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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    Another Hardwood Installation goodbye stinky carpet!!!

    Vantucky
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    Post by Vantucky Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:21 am

    Hey All,
    Starting a chain on my conversion to hardwood flooring....

    The Before...
    https://www.facebook.com/benicia.smith.3/media_set?set=a.1161084710584841.1073741833.100000499700665&type=3]

    Next Steps..
    Clean and repair floor..(rust converter/primer/hammer finish for durability)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3kY3c5YdFZPanVZQ2twX25IMTQ/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3kY3c5YdFZPLXFWcFhZZ1RYS1U/view?usp=sharing

    Lay Sound Deadener...( I had enough to cover seams /wheel wells and axle area plus some other strips.)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3kY3c5YdFZPS01paHFaQnc5ZVk/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3kY3c5YdFZPMVQ4ZDQzMzJveFU/view?usp=sharing

    Cut 1/4" Plywood and 1/2" Closed cell Isofoam insulation to fit(insulation and cushion). https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3kY3c5YdFZPQ3FodkRSdjMzYVE/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3kY3c5YdFZPeWF0ZHBwZW52SWM/view?usp=sharing

    Cut ribs out of insulation to sit between ribs to lower floor and create air flow to help evaporation. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3kY3c5YdFZPX1J4Y1o4Y3Y3bVk/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3kY3c5YdFZPNjN2V0h6cWhPVXc/view?usp=sharing

    I'm going to lay the hardwood as soon as it stops raining.
    vanny
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    Post by vanny Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:40 am

    Looks like some nice work being done! Thanks for posting pics, we love 'em so keep 'em coming!!! cheers


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    Post by Abitibi Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:22 pm

    Nice start, very similar to mine. You're gonna love how quiet the van gets but make sure to save some material for your doors (and walls)!
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    Post by Skulptorchaz Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:14 am

    Awesome pictorial! Thank you!!
    So if I get this right, you cut the ribs out so they fit down into the lower slots of the floor, thus providing some air under the floor. Correct?
    A little more work but worth it if it works.
    Thanx again!
    Chaz
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    Post by OutofSight Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:50 am

    I just went with 5/8" plywood over the original floor. Shag carpet with padding is next.
    Vantucky
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    Post by Vantucky Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:57 pm

    Outofsight- I love shag- but for the beach here hardwood is the way to go!

    Skulptorchaz- it was a bit of work- but lowers the floor and keeps airflow.

    Update- I've laid hardwood and am just finishing cutting the trim. Bolted in my seats and cruised the neighborhood a couple times. Laid low pile carpet in the front. I will update my google drive/flickr so y'all can see the (almost finished) product.
    Vantucky
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    Post by Vantucky Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:21 pm

    Google drive updated: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3kY3c5YdFZPNzN0UkRzZHp0YUk

    My wife said she updated her facebook. (First link in first post).

    Next hopefully pictures of trim installed and kitchen rebuilt and installed( I'll post kitchen story in campers section.)
    Cheers,-toby
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    Post by Tice84 Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:08 am

    Looks very neat Toby, good work! Can imagine hardwood is the way to go, easy to clean. Are you putting a clear coat on it to protect the wood?

    How much time did it take you to get all the isulation and plywood in there?
    Vantucky
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    Post by Vantucky Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:13 am

    Tice84- the wood is engineered hardwood and pre-finished. I salvaged it for free on Craigslist. I've toyed with the idea of growing a couple coats I urethane on there for durability.

    Time-wise- time consuming. 😱The plywood was quick, 30 minutrs(I had a good template) the fatmat was pretty quick probably 45 minutes. The foam took a while do to the ribs(maybe 2hours) then I screwed that all down(30 minutes). Than laying the hardwood took about 3-4 hours because of the complex curves and that particular stuff had a very hard locking system. Front carpet took maybe 3 hours also because I had to lay more fatmat and make templates then deal with all the complex cures and tubes and steering area.
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    Post by Tice84 Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:19 am

    Thanks Toby. That is a very nice result for a good day of work. And good find on the hardwood floor!

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