Automotive sheet metal once ran in the range of 18 gauge which was 48 thousandths of an inch thick actually 0 0478 inch.
Gauge of auto body sheet metal.
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20 gauge became common in more recent times and this meant 0 0359 inch thick metal still a lot to work with in bumping and metal finishing.
Sheet metal used on older car bodies typically ranges from a gauge of 16 to 18.
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When doing old car restorations sometimes its simpler to replace an entire panel instead of trying to straighten it or repair rust spots.
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These are measurements for standard sheet steel like we use in our cars.
Forney 49584 gauge sheet metal 12 x 18 17 61 17.
Standard sheet steel galvanized and aluminum are measured just a little different in thickness.
Whether you re working on a classic american car from 1957 or a truck made as recently as 2007 eastwood has sheet metal to help you fix it.
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Remember that you re always trading off weight against strength when choosing a gauge of sheetmetal to use.
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Sheet metal used on the auto body of new vehicles and when aftermarket body work is performed tends to be between 20.
For a weight bearing floor use 14 or 12 gauge steel.
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Many racing organizations will specify the minimum acceptable gauge for sheet metal in critical applications such as firewalls and protective enclosures.