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Old 06-16-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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Wondering if anybody can advise me on the correct guage of sheet metal steel to use on my Roadster body??? It mics out around .0048" to .0050" which would be about an 18 gauge sheet metal. All parts that were measured were rusted so no way to tell what original thickness was. Please e-mail me at rodaspen@hotmail.com Thanks very much for any help!!!
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:04 AM   #2
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Ford used 19 guage. I use 20.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:14 AM   #3
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I use 18ga. It's a little harder to shape but it also holds it's shape better.

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Old 06-17-2011, 06:10 AM   #4
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I seem to have more warping with 18.
I gas weld on body patch panels.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:11 PM   #5
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18ga
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:33 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help!!! I ended up going with the 18 ga.
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