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Old 07-30-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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bellypan aluminum

I'm working on a 1961 Bambi and need to replace the belly pan. Does anyone know the type of aluminum and thickness of the 61 Bambi belly pan?
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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.032 5052 Al Sheet
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:35 PM   #3
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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Get a price from these guys
http://metals4u.com/
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That's the second time in two days that I've gone out of my way to share a link that I've used. Also the second time I've been chided for it.

Maybe my sources aren't the best prices.

Should I stop quoting sources?
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Face it there are a lot of shoppers here.
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For 5052 sheets check with your local HVAC shops/suppliers. May cost a little more but no shipping costs!
Depending on who you ask you can use anything from .025 to .040.
I used .032 in 4x10 sheets and am pretty happy with how mine turned out.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:36 PM   #8
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I bought .032" 3003 from Aircraft Spruce:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...03_alsheet.php

apparently the 5052 and 3003 are made for the same purposes, w/ 5052 being more "advanced" . . . I think I went w/ the 3003 because I could buy it in longer sheets. Basically you want "workability" . . . both of these alloys are "soft" and tend to hold the shape you give them, vs. something like 2024 which is very springy, resistant to change . . .

I'm pretty happy with the stuff (other than the mental break down I had while trying to install new belly pan at the corners w/shell and frame still "attached" . . . it would have been so much easier as a "shell off" . . . and even better if you can flip the frame over).
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I used .032" 6061-T6 Aluminum. Thicker than the original, easy to work with. I did several online searches until I found it locally. It was only available in 48" wide coils, but they cut to length, so I ordered 4 pieces 62"x48" and overlapped them. So far I think the installation is superior to the original. I'll know in 41 years
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Thanks all for your help! This is for a 1961 built in Ohio and she needs a little help! Some pictures can be seen at www.lilbambi.net
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