Patch Panel - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-24-2009, 11:27 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: akron,ny
Posts: 5
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Patch Panel

When fabricating a patch panel, what gauge metal do you use? I've used anything from 16 to 24 but just wanted some of your thoughts. Also, is bare steel used or is galvanized ok? Keep in mind that some bondo will be used over it! Thanks

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-24-2009, 11:48 AM
1ownerT's Avatar
Home School Valedictorian
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Iowa
Age: 53
Posts: 1,645
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I have always matched up the patch panel gauge to the material being patched. I use bare steel vs. galvanized, eliminate as much bondo as possible. Welding on galvanized can produce some nasty fumes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-24-2009, 12:20 PM
302 Z28's Avatar  
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: North Texas
Posts: 10,840
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 86 Times in 73 Posts
Don't use galvanized for the previous mentioned reasons, plus it can cause paint and primer bonding issues.

Vince
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-25-2009, 03:38 PM
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Well finally got something different for a project...
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PA
Posts: 44
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yeah you don't want to cut galvanized with act/oxy torches either
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Welding a panel in place Quarter Flash Body - Exterior 6 03-22-2007 03:56 AM
How Would You Attach (mig Weld) A Patch Panel SCHOONER Body - Exterior 27 05-18-2006 11:29 PM
Quarter Panel Patch Ron M Body - Exterior 2 08-02-2004 09:05 AM
Quarter Panel Patch Ron M Body - Exterior 1 07-27-2004 02:12 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.