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I'm interested in making a firewall for my deuce. Are you guys using aluminum or stainless? How thick? and how do you fasten it? Help would be appreciated along with pics. Thanks
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If I was going to do that....which I wouldn't (to each his own though) I would use polished SS. It will cost more to buy and polish but it won't corrode like alum. You could spot weld through bolts on the back prior to polishing, use pop rivets, button head bolts, machine screws or a a VERY GOOD adhesive
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I'm interested in making a firewall for my deuce. Are you guys using aluminum or stainless? How thick? and how do you fasten it? Help would be appreciated along with pics. Thanks
I used S.S., you can buy it already polished. I used it on my Terraplane, it had a funky looking firewall, and a million holes so I put some insulation between them, and I screwed it on with small countersunk heads on machine screws, around the outside edges. I knew there would be things on the middle part of firewall so I used them to hold S.S. tight.
On a 32 you have a pretty flat firewall but if you have to bend it, I just used a metal siding bender, the panel I had was a little to big for it thickness wise but I just wanted it to hold the panel and I bent it with my hands.
sorry don't have any pictures , but it is still as shiny as the day we put it on.

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thanks for the replies. I'll keep it in mind.
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i used polished stainless on mine 5-6 years ago. made a pattern from poster paper and had the local supplier cut it out. I used double stick tape that is used to attach stainless rocker trim. with that and a few parts that do go thru the wall its on there tight.

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Old 10-13-2010, 09:30 AM
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A great look, I have it on my 34, an added benefit is that it reflects the light into the engine bay, makes the engine stand out by reflecting the backside of the engine, stea's photo shows what I mean.

Another little goody is that going down the highway and the sun at the right angle it zings objects. It is also very easy to keep clean and shined, do not even consider aluminum that would be a huge mistake, SS is hands down the best option.

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