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the_big_1

posted on 29/5/20 at 03:07 PM Reply With Quote
Aluminum Recomendations

hi guys,

Well back in the garage after a long time out, due to whats going on and having to work from home.
I am now at the point to make some aluminum panels etc and would like your advise.
So below is the panels I am going to make and like your advice on each. The car is a Haynes Roadster.

Center transmission tunnel cover.
Rear bulkhead between passenger compartment and diff area etc.
Main floor. Passenger and drivers floors.
Passenger lower bulkhead (opposite to where drivers pedal box is.

Many thanks all!!!!

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jacko

posted on 29/5/20 at 03:39 PM Reply With Quote
I would use your 14G aluminium for all the panels you mention
Graham

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the_big_1

posted on 29/5/20 at 03:50 PM Reply With Quote
Hi ya,

Is it known as anything else, not recognised in searches online ??

Cheers!!!

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907

posted on 29/5/20 at 04:17 PM Reply With Quote
search for 1050 half hard.


Numbers beginning with 1 are pure (ish) aluminium.

As its rolled into sheet it work hardens and "half hard" is, er, not too soft and still able to be bent and shaped.


HTH

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Deckman001

posted on 29/5/20 at 04:18 PM Reply With Quote
Have a look on Car builder solutions if your stuck, they don't do 8 x 4 sheets but smaller pieces can be bought and delivered if necessary

The catalogue page number is 405 and you might even find the type you want and a different code that might be useful for it.

Jason

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the_big_1

posted on 29/5/20 at 04:20 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers guys!!

What thickness would you go for???

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907

posted on 29/5/20 at 04:23 PM Reply With Quote
I did all of my car in 1.6mm


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[Edited on 29/5/20 by 907]

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JimSpencer

posted on 29/5/20 at 04:28 PM Reply With Quote
Hi

Try searching for 5251H22

Normally 1.5mm (the 14G mentioned above is the Imperial 'Gauge' thickness - roughly 1.6mm) is used with some people using 2.0mm for the floor.

I use Aluminiumwarehouse myself as you can get big sheets and/or cut to size, NTDWM other than a happy customer.

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the_big_1

posted on 29/5/20 at 04:30 PM Reply With Quote
I was thinking the 1.5 for all the parts apart from the floor. Floor 2.0mm??
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907

posted on 29/5/20 at 04:37 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by the_big_1
I was thinking the 1.5 for all the parts apart from the floor. Floor 2.0mm??



Sounds good.

The 5251 is magnesium alloy and you would find that knocking edges over a little difficult.



Edit to add:-

1/16th" = 16 gauge = 1.6mm

Easy to remember, all one's and six's

[Edited on 30/5/20 by 907]

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Mike Wood

posted on 30/5/20 at 07:38 AM Reply With Quote
Hi

There is a similar recent thread under the chassis pages: https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/forum/2/viewthread.php?tid=216536

Cheers
Mike

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tilly819

posted on 30/5/20 at 09:37 AM Reply With Quote
I seem to recall doing the sides in 0.9mm 1050 ( very easy to form ) This got couple of small dents in the passenger foot well where people feets have hit it from the inside. was a bit too soft and a bit too thin. Doing it again id use 0.9 or 1.2mm probably 5251

I think I did the back panel, seat back and tunnel in 0.9 5251 or something similar (formable but fairly stiff). That worked well.

The floor was 1.6mm 6082 I think. Also fine.

Hope that helps.

Tilly

[Edited on 30/5/20 by tilly819]





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snippy

posted on 30/5/20 at 12:19 PM Reply With Quote
I`ve used Aluminium Warehouse website too. Sheets come delivered sandwiched between 2 thin sheets of wood to protect them.
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melly-g

posted on 30/5/20 at 12:45 PM Reply With Quote
I used 1.2 for all my panels including the floor! I've not had any problems in the 13 years it's been on the road.
I haven't had any issues with the floor either, and anyone who knows me will tell you I'm not a lightweight!

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