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Old 04-25-2005, 12:44 AM   #1
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Skin on a 1965 Caravel

Hi all, I was doing a search on here for the type of aluminum used for the skin and bellypan. I could not come up with a difinitive answer to my question which is : What type of aluminum is used on this age AS ? I know the thickness should be .032 . But it seems that it could be 2024-t3, 6061-t6, or 5052 ? Just wondering if anyone knew for sure. I have to replace much of my bellypan and need to get the stuff on order soon. There just isn't much left of the old pan that is useable. Its pretty corroded around the edges and the looks like swiss cheese from all the rivet repairs done to it.

Also I was looking at different threads on ways to cut it. Has anyone here had good results with the electric sheet metal shears ? I don't want to go to the expense of buying a compressor, etc.etc..

Thanks in advance, Chris
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