What gauge of steel for repairs?

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Plasticman
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Re: What gauge of steel for repairs?

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hi ,yes remiss of me, i will try identify the gauge i use as an ideal and then what will suffice.
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Re: What gauge of steel for repairs?

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Body tinware 1-1.2mm not much difference to work with but the 1.2 is better to weld and work with gives good support when butt welding /letting in.
1.5mm for steps,lip and edge repairs,inner arch repairs (around seat belt anchorages)inside of B posts down to JP.
2mm reinforcement for belt anchorages,out rigger repairs, to vertical support above rear arm mount (need lower rear wing/arch off to get to this ,so you should know what your doing lol.
2,5-3mm replacing top of deformation panel (which lower front panel mounts to )and main chassi srepairs
the above is a brief guide only ask for specific areas if you need more
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What gauge of steel for repairs?

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Fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to put that down - that info’s bookmarked and saved.

If any Admins are passing could we get this info in the wiki - I’ve popped a request in the appropriate thread already?
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