indeed bigbaron. I got home anyway, pulled a very long tiring day to get here about 10.30pm last night.
I managed to wreck the front section of frame work in the front storage bin to find the mounting bolts. threw a ratchet strap over the van and tried to carefully tighten it down to hold it from bouncing and drove back 10k's with a discusting wind to the town fuel stop back behind me. luckily the handyman there for the fuel stop hotel (all this place has is a servo and hotel) he found a couple old bolts from an engine that were the same length. so I put them in place with some washers to hold the floor back onto the chassis.
problem later found is because I cut through most of the frame work it started movement there.
I know what I need to do to repair and strengthen this problem. a trip to the hardware and metal store will see me brace and strengthen this spot right up. some bigger high tensile bolts will be used as well.
if I had known this was all that held the body to chassis I might of seen the problem before it happened and tightened the bolts. spose I presumed the thing was all bolted together fine.
here is a couple pics I took with my phone.
this is the 1st front left corner, it's obviously bounced out of the hole and hit the bracket bending it, also rubbing on the bolt in the hole rendering it useless.
the 2nd bolt on this side is ok, just needs a new washer and nut on it.
this is the 1st front right corner. same deal as the other side.
2nd row bolt right side.
and I had to do this both side with the tools I had to get to the bolts.
luckily the left 2nd bolt just needs a washer and nut. but because the 2nd right is munted I will have to cut a hole in the wall in the bedroom and chop a section of frame out to get to it and replace it. don't think the missus will be too happy with that. she paid for this van.
surprised to see it must have a all wooden frame. I thought aluminium might have been used for this year of van. (2008).