Here the floor boards have been laid out of the frame. Some of
the boards have been slid out to allow work to be done on the cupola posts.
The end platform floor boards have been fit in place. After priming,
they will be nailed to the frame. (the large wood block and 4X4 are supporting the coupler from the side dump)
The end platform floor boards (4 A-end, 1 B-end) have been coated
with a two part epoxy primer.
The floorboards have been reinstalled and will be nailed in place.
The first long board is being notched on the underside to clear
the body end sill support plates.
This floor board is being notched to fit around the corner posts.
A close-up view of the floorboard notched to fit around the corner
post. It has also been notched on the underside to fit over the corner post brace.
This view shows how the floorboards fit around the corner post.
The nail pattern follows around the corner post brace.
The truck pin access plate has been inset into the floor. Four
screws will hold it in place.
The floor has been completed on the A side.