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Old 09-02-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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Proper aluminum spec for 1980 Caravelle

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I am trying to figure out what type of aluminum to use for several small patches on the exterior of my 1980 20' Caravelle. Could anyone recommend a grade as well as a good source?
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:35 PM   #2
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2024-T3 Alclad. Mike your existing skin for the thickness--I am guessing about .020". You can buy it conveniently in small quantities at Aircraft Spruce and Specialty, Pilot Supplies, Avionics, and Homebuilt Aircraft Parts from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:42 PM   #3
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The outside is probably .032".

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2024-T3 Alclad. Mike your existing skin for the thickness--I am guessing about .020". You can buy it conveniently in small quantities at Aircraft Spruce and Specialty, Pilot Supplies, Avionics, and Homebuilt Aircraft Parts from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:01 AM   #4
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Thanks for the information and the super fast response. It looks closer to .032"
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This site looks good too.

But have not ordered anything from them...
Aluminum Sheet 2024T3 Alclad
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:39 AM   #6
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Thanks. I ended up buying from Aircraft Spruce. For one 4x6 sheet rolled I paid about $20 for shipping which seemed reasonable for such a bulky package.
Of course, I had a plumbing leak in my basement which has sapped all of my funds and time for a while so it will be a bit before I get back to the Caravelle.
Thanks again for the great advice.
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