Replacing a complete floor on our 65 VW Camper
Next in line after the nose was the mess that used to be a front floor – not much was left to go on and the usual 1/4 floor repairs wont cut it. The whole floor has to come out.
After the nose job, the floor needed some equally drastic attention. This is what we started with – the missing extremities are usual but what made this worse was the hole in and around the steering column – clearly a lot of water stood on this floor and activated the rust through process;
All that had to come out, and here we have the front floor removed, notice the bracing from the chassis rail to the front right A post – a remnant of the work to replace that a post. Here we see the underneath structure of a split screen bus – two large chassis box sections that connect to the front inner valence, a structure to hold the gear lever, pedals and brake system and finally a steel pipe that passes hot air from the back of the bus;