Sheet steel thickness for floor pan

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Sheet steel thickness for floor pan

Postby NickV » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:20 pm

Hi,
Am running out of steel bits at home for welding, need to order some up for a floor pan repair- want something that is thick enough but not too thick to shape easily with hammer cold. What do you guys work with on same?
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Re: Sheet steel thickness for floor pan

Postby Beetlebank » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:36 pm

Hi Nick,

I am assuming you mean the Trekker; in any case you wouldn't want to work anything much thicker than 1.4mm with hand tools. I have various thicknesses at the workshop if you want to pop in for some samples to try, or if you make card templates I can guillotine them to size for you.

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Re: Sheet steel thickness for floor pan

Postby NickV » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:03 pm

Ha ha, nice one Carl, wish I had read this before I made up the part yesterday!
I found a bit of metal, reckon it was about 1.6mm....thicker than I usually use. Spent ages cutting and shaping it [have an anvil which helps]- was just that bit thicker to make last minute adjustments tricky as you start to weld it!
Anyway, meant I had to be careful to get it right before I welded it today.....shame I missed your offer of guillotine!
All done now, and at least it is a tough bit of metal I used...
Thanks for the offer of help, will pop by to say hello as on holiday this week- you still in the HO!?
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