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Old 04-14-2011, 12:17 PM
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Floor Pan Bead Roll Question

I am going to have to replace the floor in my 54 chevy 3100. I am planning on using 18 gauge sheet metal. My question is: When you guys are replacing floor pans do you bead roll them? How much extra stability does it promote? Is it worth it? Would a wooden buck and a little hammering do the job?
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I usually just buy the repair panels because by the time you buy sheet, fit it and bead roll or hammer it out on a buck you are farther ahead. more time to do something else, unless that is your something else. I just welded in a panel for a buddies '54 gmc, drivers side. everything fit great. it was cheap too. i seamed it just in front of the seat base that is welded to the floor. I know some guys who have done floors without beads, but they use 16 guage for extra strength.
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thanks for your input, maybe I'll use a thicker gauge. I am pretty low budget, so I'm trying to avoid buying a replacement panels if I can; I think they are around $300. Plus, The stock floor pans have holes for the battery box, trans tunnel, and some other stuff that I would need to fill, so I thought it may be better to just build my own instead of having to patch the stock panel. I'll have to see what kind of deal I can the sheet metal for.
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18 Gauge is suficient, and yes, you can take round stock and a mallett and make your beads. Better yet, how about buying the Harbor Freight Roller and doing them that way? With just a little support it will do them quite well.

Yes, it does offer strength, and also helps to quell oil canning-
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yeah I was looking into the HF bead roller. I have herd that they need to be braced up a little to make them work good.

I might just make a buck, because I don't know how much I would end up using the bead roller other than for the floor pans. I think I would rather spend the coin on a english wheel, I could use that for quite a few things.
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