For a trailer just a couple years shy of its seventieth birthday, the old floor plywood was in amazingly good shape - except at the edges. The outer 6-12" of the plywood sheets can be torn apart by hand with relative ease. Hence the need to replace all of it.
Last week, another 20% of the new floor plywood went in, bringing the total to 40% of the new floor installed. With work yesterday and today, just over 60% of the old plywood is gone. I dry fit the next 20% of new floor today; some minor trimming is required on one of the two pieces in order to fit properly.
|40% of the new floor in, 20% more being dry fit|
|The wheel well is galvanized steel and was riveted to aluminum and regular steel.|
Note the rusty patches along some edges due to galvanic corrosion.
Tomorrow will likely involve a bit of sanding and cleanup of the mess that lay beneath the old floors. I did a rough cleanup today but it wasn't perfect and I'll be adding the rust from sanding the steel to the mess. The wheel wells and areas where they must be installed need a bit more work before I'll be ready to install them. There's only a bit more beyond that I can do until temperatures warm up. Perhaps I will return to constructing the drawers for the eventual furniture.
Expect a book review later tonight or sometime tomorrow.