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Forum topic by Bark to Blade posted 01-02-2015 03:18 PM 1970 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bark to Blade

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01-02-2015 03:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: reclaimed wood reclaimed trailer flooring lumber removal salvage question oak

Hey All,

Anyone ever remove trailer flooring? It’s the 1” wood floor in the back of semi trailers. I have an opportunity to have as much of the stuff as I want for next to nothing but couldn’t get the bolts off to detach the metal bracing off the back. They are not welded in but after 10 plus years of trailers being on the road the bolts don’t budge with an impact drill!

Any help would be much appreciated…

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#1 posted 01-02-2015 03:54 PM

Soak them good with penetrating spray and let them sit for a bit then hit them with the impact driver again. If that doesn’t work you may need to use a grinder and cut them off.

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Bark to Blade

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#2 posted 01-02-2015 03:55 PM

what kind of penetrating spray? worried abut putting oil on the wood…

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#3 posted 01-02-2015 04:04 PM

I would cut the bolts off,use a good cut off wheel and an angle grinder/face shield.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 01-08-2015 02:10 AM

I would get as much as I could. It is hard, dry, and makes great table tops and counters. I have seen several different kinds of wood but most is oak or maple. Even better are bowling lanes. There is a decent market for both.

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#5 posted 01-08-2015 04:47 AM

Never removed it but I’ve placed it. Many years ago I worked for a well known trailer company. They used South American hardwoods mostly for the floors, probably mostly ipe. Used to burn through several drill and router bits on every trailer. Some of them were undercoated.

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 10-19-2016 08:48 PM

If you still have any trailer flooring I would love to get some

-- Terry

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