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Old 01-26-2005, 09:54 PM
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What gauge aluminum for trunk interior

I have just finished cutting and fitting 1/4 hardboard in the trunk of the Anglia. I want to cover them with aluminum. I would like to glue and screw the aluminum to the hardboard. What gauge aluminum would be sufficient? Any suggestions on adhesive?
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Aluminum

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Since youhave the patterns made why not just make the panels out of some 0.063 aluminum sheet..?? Other wise use contact cement to glue thin sheet to the panels and use like a 22/24 gauge (thin stuff) to cover the hardboard..

Personally I am not real sure on this hardboard deal as that stuff will warp if it gets wet or draws moisture..I tried that in a van one time and wound up with a mess when the hardboard warped on me..

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I have just finished cutting and fitting 1/4 hardboard in the trunk of the Anglia. I want to cover them with aluminum. I would like to glue and screw the aluminum to the hardboard. What gauge aluminum would be sufficient? Any suggestions on adhesive?
If you use thin aluminum and screw it down it will leave big buckles or depressions. I'm taking about .020-.035 aluminum. It would not be noticeable until you stood back from it. The best thing to do would be use some kind of a contact adhesive and glue it to the hardboard. I would go over the surface with some red Scotchbrite first. I'm sure KristKustoms could tell you the best adhesive to use. If you do screw it down and use countersunk screws, make doubly sure you use the correct angle of countersink for the screw. Some screws are angled at 90 degrees, some at 100 degrees, and most flat head allen screws are at 82 degrees. So the proper countersink is essential for a quality job. And if you decide to screw it down, take some 3-M double sided tape and fasten the panels with that before screwing it together. This will help eliminate any waves or buckling.

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OMT and Kevin45,

Thanks for the input. I may use the hardboard as patterns for the .063 aluminum. I'll save the hardboard in case I ever want to upholster the trunk.

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gluing the panels

Your local parts store sells the joint compound that is used in the factory. It comes as a hard seal or pliable. Body shops usually recommend the pliable type.

If you ever want to go to the track. NHRA rules 7:4 and 7:5 Aluminum floors and firewalls .032 inch or steel .024 inch thickness.
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3M spray adhesive holds aluminum very good, I sometimes will use aluminum angle to brace paneling, and the spray adhesive holds it like you cant believe.
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