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Old 10-13-2012, 11:52 PM
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Looked everywhere between Eastland and Temple for 18n ga sheet metal....only to find none anywhere. Going to Austin Monday and understand there is a place in Pflugerville (just north of Austin). No time to work on 54 this weekend as I am rebuilding the OD in Dodge Ram.....I FUBAR'D it last weekend.

I found 16 ga metal but I think it would be problematic in shaping. The sheet metal on body measures 18ga. If I cannot find 18ga, would 16 ga work?

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:21 PM
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You may have to order 18 gauge. That's what I had to do. 16 gauge is 1/16 inch, which is pretty thick for body parts, and hard to form.
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Had to put project on hold. Still could not find 18 ga sheet metal but learned of a place to get it. But I am in the process of relocating...so it may be end of December before I can et everything moved and set up and get back to work. I did find some scrap sheet metal that I had out in a storage building that is 0.007" thinner that the body on the Bel Air. I suspect that would work fine.

Been driving to new job and staying there during the week and coming home on weekends. No much time for anything lately. Can't wait to get moved!
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[COLOR=#000000]I thought I would post up some pics of the 54 Bel Air that I have been working on.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000]It is currently on a rotisserie. I have cut our front floor and fitted new floor pans. Most of exterior is stripped and bondo removed from several places. Still have more rust to cut our and replace sheet metal.[/COLOR]
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