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Old 10-25-2017, 03:37 PM   #1
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Question Riveted Floor? 2006 T1N

Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum but have been using it for info for a while now; what an amazing, community based resource!
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Has anyone seen a floor like this? I have a 2006 T1N that I'm converting into a tour van (we're musicians) - adding seats, insulating, and potentially beds, etc. It looks like it's riveted in...not sure if this was a factory thing or aftermarket, but I'm hoping that it's easy to remove so I can add seating brackets and lower the floor to gain some more headroom! Anyone have any insight?

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Old 10-25-2017, 04:25 PM   #2
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The floor in my van is directly on top of the stock metal floor. That looks almost like someone had a drawer system in there. Maybe one of the long time sprinter members had seen this setup. But shouldn't be a big deal to remove.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:30 PM   #3
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Thanks crazyswede! It does seem like that, although it would be pretty rough storage. I'm taking a crack at it today; I'll post updates.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:15 PM   #4
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It looks like storage for a pair of loading ramps.

Try pulling the top layer up to find the heads of the rivets.

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maybe this was used to store something illegal. (check for white powder) err...pastry chefs have smuggled powdered sugar from colombia years ago.


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It looks like the factory plywood but the riser stuff is strange.
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Perhaps loading ramps slide out/were stored there?
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It looks like storage for a pair of loading ramps.

Try pulling the top layer up to find the heads of the rivets.

Keith.
Will do! Thanks everyone.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:47 AM   #9
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Update: it seems like the floor was factory, and there was nothing at all (nor evidence of anything) stored underneath. Strange! Got it all ripped out, holes filled, and now deciding how best to insulate and put a new floor in! Seat brackets and vibration control first though....
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Update: it seems like the floor was factory,
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If true, it isn't a very common option.

It would be interesting to see if a special option floor code shows on the factory build data card.

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