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What guage sheet metal for patching floor??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I need to replace about a 6"x8" piece of metal in my floor, there are no support bends in it so it will be easy to do, what is a good guage of sheet metal to use??
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  2. big83chevy4x4

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    i used 14 guage for my front floor. thicker than stock, but not to thick.
     
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    22 gauge or heavier will do just fine. 14 gauge is a little overkill. I would use 22 or 20 gauge.

    Harley
     
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    22 gauge or heavier will do just fine. 14 gauge is a little overkill. I would use 22 or 20 gauge.

    Harley

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    14 guage is overkill, but the salt on the roads here kills the thin stuff over and over again. i think the factory used 18 guage /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  6. diesel4me

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    I usually use 16 ga.galvanized sheet metal--I get it from the local landfill's scrap metal pile--seem someone is always tossing a heating duct out made of that--it lasts a long time,but be careful welding or brazing it--the fumes can make you very ill.I've also carted home a few washer-dryers,and refrigerator-freezers to carve patches out of for my trucks--the epoxy paint holds up good against salt and weather,best part is its all FREE!,leaving you more money to blow on welding rods and other stuff. And the "tub" out of the clothes dryer makes a perfect fire pit for backyard bar-b-q's and keg parties!. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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