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Old 10-10-2003, 05:29 PM
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sheet metal thickness

I have a few holes in my '69 mach 1. I hav a mig welder and am wondering what sheet metal I need to use . Thanks.

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20-24 ga. are the most common for use in auto body repair
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http://www.efunda.com/designstandard...et_forward.cfm

This site along with many others will let you find the gage of the sheet meat if you have a chance to measure the thickness of the material. my old truck is 19 gage and some newer stuff is maybe 22 gage. Ed ke6bnl
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Usually the norm for body panels is 20 gage. 18 gage is a little too stiff to work with.

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practice practice

buy your self some vice grips get some point 6 wire and tips
and do some test welds on what you cut out even now i still do some practice be fore a special job my friends think im silly
but i know im silly not to warm up on some old stock sheet first
good luck
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