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Old 12-28-2012, 06:03 AM
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First determine just where the floor is to go in relation to the build..if it is highboy then the floor goes at the bottom of the body..If the body is to be channeled then the floor is raised in the body the amount of the channel..Hope you get that point..Then cut your plywood to shape allowing for the trans tunnel and while you are at this fit the rear bulkhead (the piece between the drivers compartment and the trunk) and get that where you want that piece to be..I use hot glue to hold the pieces where I want them until I get the floor and aft bulkhead glassed into place..You mentioned Kiwi so I take you are in New Zealand and there are lots of boat builders there who ar every well versed in glassing ply bulkheads and such into boats and can provide materials for this purpose..Once you have the floor and aft bulkhead glassed in to place then glass over then so the ply is encapsulated in glass. the place the body on the chassis and carry on with the metal work you have in mind..Just bolting through the floor to the chassis is sufficient as long as you have good metal mounts welded to the chassis and good mounting plates on your roll cage or whatever..

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Sam
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