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posted on 4/1/16 at 03:23 PM Reply With Quote
Aluminium for floor etc

How many 2500x1250 sheets will I need to clad all my tiger Avon inc floor?
And what is the preferred thickness?





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nick205

posted on 4/1/16 at 04:20 PM Reply With Quote
Interesting question and I'm not sure of the answer.

I bought a pre-cut ally floor pan from MK when I built my Indy.

From memory it was 1.5mm thick, but I could be wrong on that.

One thing I found was in rain the car filled up with water until I punched some drain holes into the floor.






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Sam_68

posted on 4/1/16 at 04:24 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
I bought a pre-cut ally floor pan from MK when I built my Indy.

From memory it was 1.5mm thick, but I could be wrong on that.



16g. (1.6mm) NS4 would do the job in old money, so yes, that sounds about right.

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posted on 4/1/16 at 05:14 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sam_68
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
I bought a pre-cut ally floor pan from MK when I built my Indy.

From memory it was 1.5mm thick, but I could be wrong on that.



16g. (1.6mm) NS4 would do the job in old money, so yes, that sounds about right.


This is what I used bought from Ringwood sheet metal. Prices on there website and cheap shipping

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loggyboy

posted on 4/1/16 at 06:51 PM Reply With Quote
2 sheets for a typical striker, but they have fully alloy sides which some kits dont.






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posted on 4/1/16 at 07:18 PM Reply With Quote
Tiger Avon is just floor, seat back and a few bits on the sides but not fully, I'm hoping just 1 sheet is enough





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Lander

posted on 5/1/16 at 08:51 AM Reply With Quote
I don't think (off the top of my head) one would be enough. You need ....

Back of seats panel
Floor both sides from back of seats to end of footwell
Ends of footwell x2
Tunnel sides from back of seats to end of footwell
Tunnel Top ?
Infill pieces on both sides by your shoulder coming down diagonally to the floor.
Battery Tray

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posted on 5/1/16 at 08:58 AM Reply With Quote
I drew a sheet up last night and then drew all the required pieces on it, now going to order 2 as the at only 30 odd quid a sheet





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nick205

posted on 5/1/16 at 10:50 AM Reply With Quote
Thinking further, I paneled my MK Indy (rear bulkhead, tunnel top/sides and footwells) from one sheet of 1.2mm thick ally. I made paper templates to get the shapes right and pop riveted the panels to the chassis. I got the sheet from a local fabricator who also had a guilotene (sp?) to cut to shape. The one thing I wish I'd done was panel the inside of the outer chassis to make my right knee more comfortable.






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Schrodinger

posted on 9/1/16 at 02:15 PM Reply With Quote
What about asking Tiger for the precut alloy?





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posted on 9/1/16 at 03:56 PM Reply With Quote
I scratch built the chassis so not sure if the tiger precursor parts would fit, payed 37 each for 2500x1250x1.5 sheets

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