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Old 05-16-2006, 10:53 AM
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1/8" seems a bit thick (.125") to work with if you bend it yourself. You could use something like .060" (about 1/16" thick) aluminum if you are doing inserts. You could use it for everything if you brace it properly. Steel is nice but harder to work with. There you could use .040-.060" steel for the whole structure and it would be perfectly sound. The only problem with the steel is it rusts. Rust proof it real well on the backside so it will last. If you had a factory dash to cut up it would save a lot of effort in making the mounts fit right.
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