Advice on removing rear floor

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Re: Advice on removing rear floor

Post by Foz31 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:13 pm

Ouch. Thanks Keith...success...just done the 12th and last...still have all fingers 😉

Why is this floor fixed with bolts and brackets AND a ton of rivets AND 12 steel hammer rivets AND A MILLION SPOT WELDS...and presumably some glue???!!! Was it this comprehensive at the original build?

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Re: Advice on removing rear floor

Post by Fred » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:04 pm

Foz31 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:13 pm
Ouch. Thanks Keith...success...just done the 12th and last...still have all fingers 😉

Why is this floor fixed with bolts and brackets AND a ton of rivets AND 12 steel hammer rivets AND A MILLION SPOT WELDS...and presumably some glue???!!! Was it this comprehensive at the original build?
You obviously missed Keith's posts on removing the tub floor - he came up with a total of over 120 holes to be filled with various fixings.
Fred

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Re: Advice on removing rear floor

Post by Landie68 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:40 am

Fred wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:04 pm
Foz31 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:13 pm
Ouch. Thanks Keith...success...just done the 12th and last...still have all fingers 😉

Why is this floor fixed with bolts and brackets AND a ton of rivets AND 12 steel hammer rivets AND A MILLION SPOT WELDS...and presumably some glue???!!! Was it this comprehensive at the original build?
You obviously missed Keith's posts on removing the tub floor - he came up with a total of over 120 holes to be filled with various fixings.
Fred
Did that include the one in his finger Fred? Hope you enjoyed the crimble cake prize. The boys from Hereford let me down, they didn't intercept it so we could send the marzipan to Bedfordshire for a quick recce. :lol: :lol:

Sorry to pinch your thread for a bit of humour
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Re: Advice on removing rear floor

Post by Foz31 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:58 pm

No apology needed Richard...never too much humour in the world...

I now have Keith's message I shall study it with a mix of enthusiasm and trepidation of what lies ahead for me...should have searched the word "cake" instead of "floor"...but that would pick up almost ALL threads, no? 😉

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Re: Advice on removing rear floor

Post by Landie68 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:10 pm

Foz31 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:58 pm
No apology needed Richard...never too much humour in the world...

I now have Keith's message I shall study it with a mix of enthusiasm and trepidation of what lies ahead for me...should have searched the word "cake" instead of "floor"...but that would pick up almost ALL threads, no? 😉
Cake and booze on this forum. Mind you a few are now suffering withdrawal symptoms of both following the Christmas excesses and before. Word of advice, if that nice man from Bedford offers advice, always best to cross him palm with marzipan, hi Neil :lol: (now ducks for cover)
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Re: Advice on removing rear floor

Post by AR4412 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:19 pm

:shock:

Oi Vey! My life! Enough with the M word already!

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Re: Advice on removing rear floor

Post by Landie68 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:26 pm

AR4412 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:19 pm
:shock:

Oi Vey! My life! Enough with the M word already!

Regards,

:lol: :lol: :lol: u knows we loves u really Neil. By the way, how's the Recce doing?
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Re: Advice on removing rear floor

Post by andrewjsimpson1977 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:33 pm

Hey I'm staying out of the cake debate this time.

On the floor front, I butchered the hell out of mine getting it out - and then bought a new one. Quality is excellent and no need to get involved in the black magic of ally welding :o

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Re: Advice on removing rear floor

Post by Foz31 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:13 pm

I might end up doing the same, Andrew...the reason I'm removing it is to replace it and the cross members which resemble Swiss cheese. Trying to get even a paint scraper in to break the welds down the sides requires contortion underneath I'm too old for...think I'll cut it down the sides an inch or so in and then break the welds...hmmm...

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Re: Advice on removing rear floor

Post by AR4412 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:05 am

Landie68 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:26 pm
By the way, how's the Recce doing?
Currently we have come to a grinding halt, due to having no real time to do anything of any meaning, and having to wait for the weather to behave so that I can get the chassis blasted, repaired where neccessary, and in paint without it getting a soaking. I have been doing little bits, mainly just cleaning up nuts and bolts and painting them blue ready to bolt things back to the engine.

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