Trifive Nomads, Sedan Deliveries and Station WagonsTrifive Nomads, Sedan Deliveries and Station Wagons Discussion, 55-56-57 Ask your Questions or help others with answers. Or any general Talk about Trifive Nomads
5/8 plywood covered with frost king sticky one side duct insulation. Tabs are 1/2 x 1/2 .050 aluminum angle the pieces requiring radius were done in a manual shrinker used #8 x 1/2 sheet metal screws to attach.
Floor will get insulation & glued down carpet in front of the hole, will hold the rear of the carpet down with Velcro for quick access.
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Its interesting what Churchkey did here in his wagon (eliminating the cargo plywood). I'm curious if others have used a 'filler' to flush up where the indentations are
in the cargo area of a wagon. If so, what did you use and how did it work out?
I suppose the reason is to eliminate the plywood thickness from the cargo floor?
I think the factory used the cargo plywood to 'level' the cargo space and left the indentations underneath open.
'55, '56, '57 Nomads North Alabama area Gary
Build criteria for this vehicle is function over form it is a only a utility vehicle it has a class 3 trailer hitch & it will have a roof rack.
I consider the added plywood over the floor to be redundant the car has a steel floor the upper shock mounts have been removed & plated over + I do not want to make another floor & a hinged trap door + all of the trim required around the edges. There will be a small "bump" in the carpet where the relief for the fuel tank breather hose is located it is a non factor for me my SUV does not have a flat floor it has never been an issue.
I may move the rear wiring under the car depending on fit / clearance @ the left tailgate jam for the wheel house side board. If the side board will fit the rear wiring (new) will remain in the stock location on the floor a 1x2 will be attached to the left wheelhouse to space the left wheel house side board out & cover the wiring. Am not concerned about loosing width in the cargo area the car is to narrow to haul sheet rock or plywood.
Tin Can is exactly what my ol woman named this one, no guts other than front seats she rode in it once maybe twice & complained.
Had an old house throw rug, threw it on the car floor, the dog kept looking for it
I put it back in the house for him.