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Old 08-08-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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1963 Bambi Skin .040 ?

I could have swarn I read that early 60's skins were .032.

Took a side panel to 2 separate machine shops, they each confirm my measurement of .040

Does this seem right ?
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I could have swarn I read that early 60's skins were .032.

Took a side panel to 2 separate machine shops, they each confirm my measurement of .040

Does this seem right ?
No.

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:07 PM   #3
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Not to my knowledge. Should be. 032. Maybe they can confirm the alloy. Should be 2024 t3 Alclad.
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Just looking for a micrometer so went to a machine shop. (sometime calipers pick up a ripple ). Not sure they would be much help on the alloy.

On my Bambi, there is only 1, 70" panel connecting the end caps. Perhaps on the short Bambi only, there was a need for more rigidity ?
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I hadn't ever heard of anything thicker than .032 prior to the early 80's. The reason I was asking if the shops could identify the alloy was because I was guessing that maybe a previous owner had already replaced this panel, and maybe they used a modern allow in a modern thickness, rather than 2024 T3 Alclad in .032.
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I hadn't ever heard of anything thicker than .032 prior to the early 80's. The reason I was asking if the shops could identify the alloy was because I was guessing that maybe a previous owner had already replaced this panel, and maybe they used a modern allow in a modern thickness, rather than 2024 T3 Alclad in .032.
Using .040 instead of .032 causes zero problems.

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What I was getting at is that if a PO had replaced the original panel made of Alclad with some other alloy, regardless of thickness, then you may notice the difference when you try to shine it up. However, as you have already removed the side panel, I might assume this means you intend to replace it, in which case it doesn't matter what the previous owner did as long as you are happy with the alloy you are using as a replacement.
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