Putting a floor in the boat, “found” a solution for flotation.

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Planned on buying a big whack of pool noodles this year, when low and behold the highway gods smiled down on me yesterday. Had to detour to turn back and get it off of the median and I’m shocked no one hit it and destroyed it when it fell off of whatever.

I plan on making forms and Hotwire cutting it to fit.

8’ x 3’ x 2’ :mrgreen:
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Closed cell or open cell?
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Awesome! BTW, nice looking truck.
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lckstckn2smknbrls wrote: 16 Jul 2021, 17:13 Closed cell or open cell?
My thought too. I'd cut off a small chunk and sink it in a 5 gal bucket for an hour. See if it gets heavier from water weight.
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Great find !
I love when stuff like that happens.
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LDUBS wrote: 16 Jul 2021, 22:08 Awesome! BTW, nice looking truck.
Thanks, I love it!

Its the standard bead foam the boats come with inside the seats.

Im going to hot wire cut it and coat it with polyester resin to keep fuel from attacking it.
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RaisedByWolves wrote: 17 Jul 2021, 22:14
LDUBS wrote: 16 Jul 2021, 22:08 Awesome! BTW, nice looking truck.
Thanks, I love it!

Its the standard bead foam the boats come with inside the seats.

Im going to hot wire cut it and coat it with polyester resin to keep fuel from attacking it.

I once applied polyester resin to some styrofoam. It was like that melting witch on the Wizard of Oz, Haha. Hopefully not an issue with that foam.
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LDUBS wrote: 19 Jul 2021, 23:20
RaisedByWolves wrote: 17 Jul 2021, 22:14
LDUBS wrote: 16 Jul 2021, 22:08 Awesome! BTW, nice looking truck.
Thanks, I love it!

Its the standard bead foam the boats come with inside the seats.

Im going to hot wire cut it and coat it with polyester resin to keep fuel from attacking it.

I once applied polyester resin to some styrofoam. It was like that melting witch on the Wizard of Oz, Haha. Hopefully not an issue with that foam.
I was cirious about that.

I will “test in an inconspicuous place” to check.
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RaisedByWolves wrote: 17 Jul 2021, 22:14 Im going to hot wire cut it and coat it with polyester resin to keep fuel from attacking it.
Fuel? Fhugghedaboutit ... the resin will dissolve it anyway :shock: ...

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I honestly don't know but maybe test with epoxy resin (as opposed to polyester resin).
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LDUBS wrote: 23 Jul 2021, 17:21 I honestly don't know but maybe test with epoxy resin (as opposed to polyester resin).
Yeah, I’ll test with some west’s.
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