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Old 08-12-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
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Interior Skins

Hi all,

Does anyone know what kind of aluminum was used for the interior skins? I need to do some replacing and add some new pieces...

I used 3003 .025 for the belly, which was quick easy to work with, but I wonder if it might be better to use a harder variety for the interior walls?

I remember seeing this information on some post in the recesses of the forum, but I can't find it now.

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Carlos Ferguson
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Old 08-12-2005, 03:49 PM   #2
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Carlos,
I don't know about the 62's but in the 70's they had gone to a .032 vinyl clad aluminum. FWIW the belly pans are 3004 .024 I think on the interior the thickness is going come into play more than the hardness of it.

Hope this helps a little.

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anything thicker is harder to bend on the underbelly...
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All the aluminum in my 61 Overlander was .032" 2024-t3 .That included sides belly pan and interior panels.When working on the outside I prefer to replace the panels with .040" as it is much easier to keep flat.
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We're using .032 aluminum, which is the same as the outside shell. I think this is what the old vinyl coated wall were also. For the bathroom, we're using 24 gauge stainless and a thicker gauge for the floor.
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:49 PM   #6
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All the aluminum in my 61 Overlander was .032" 2024-t3 .That included sides belly pan and interior panels.When working on the outside I prefer to replace the panels with .040" as it is much easier to keep flat.

This sounds like good advice - I put on several pieces of .032 and found it to be just right for curves and small pieces (front and rear center panels and rear quarter panel). The longer side piece, however, was tougher and I would use .040 if I did it again for this large flat area. I would have thought that the curves would be tricky - but it is those big flat areas that are difficult.

Thanks for the help - sounds like .032 was standard on the inside.

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