Yep, more of the same this weekend. We had hoped to fit the new window on Saturday but we have the wrong knock-on trim, so after much rushing around car parts dealers, and phoning suppliers, we gave up on that task, and switched to some jobs we’re already working good news is, we managed to finish the underfloor insulation and fit the new floor (after much deliberation, with short, self-drilling screws). And Amy has done most of the rust cleanup on the top of the van.
This week, I’ve been continuing work on the floor. Before we can lay the new plywood floor down, we need to fill the grooves with closed cell foam, and then add a layer of underlay. For this piece, I used the Soudal High Tack adhesive to stick down the foam.
Meanwhile Amy continues on the rust treatment, now fixing up the few dings and patches of rust on the outside of the van.
There’s still a lot to do before the floor is complete. We have to fill all the grooves with closed cell foam, add a layer of underlay, and find a way to fix all the plywood panels together — and possibly to the metal van floor itself — to keep them stable. Ongoing …
We didn’t have a whole lot of time this weekend, but made good progress doing some essential prep so we can get the new floor in.
Amy prepped the metalwork for rust treatment, and applied the POR-15 to all the minor inside patches of rust. It’s nothing serious, but we want to make sure all the rust in the inside is dealt with before we cover it in cladding or flooring, and never see it again.
I cut closed cell foam for the floor insulation, plugged the leaky body trim clips with silicone, and cut some of the plywood floor panels to fit inside the van, using the old floor as a template.