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Old 03-05-2018, 09:48 PM   #1
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How many sheets?

I am getting ready to buy the sheeting for the inside walls of the Safari, and was wondering if anyone can tell me how many sheets are needed (Adding 2 for the new segmeneted endcaps that I will be attempting...... :-/). I wanna get it ordered before ensues and it ends up costing $200 a 4x10 sheet. I think that I was originally thinking 12 sheets total. I am going with .032 3031 for the interior and .025 5052 for the belly. How many 4x8 sheets are needed for the belly pan?

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Old 03-05-2018, 10:02 PM   #2
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For the inside I would think four 4’x12’ sheets plus a rip on the top center if you already have your end caps figured. The belly pan usually had two 4’x12’ sheets on each side with a rip down the middle plus the curved front and rear. I say 4x12 sheets because that’s what’s available here. I think that’s what was used. I can check ours in the morning and count sheets. There’s nothing wrong with having a little aluminum left over. It won’t go bad. Good luck, Bubba
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:16 AM   #3
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Thanks! Would that be 4 sheets on each side? I would think lengthwise it would need at least 2 4 foot widths to reach from the bottom along the ribs to the top.

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Old 03-07-2018, 11:45 AM   #4
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Two 4’x12’ sheets down each side. First course sits on top of the subfloor. The second sheet slightly overlaps the first and terminates just shy of the middle of the ceiling. You should have a 2” piece of trim that slides down the middle and ties the two top sheets together. Remember the piece that wraps around the front below the thermoplastic endcap. It doesn’t go bad, so having a little extra doesn’t hurt. Good luck, Bubba
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:26 AM   #5
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Thanks again. I will have to see if I can get 12 foot sheets. I am pretty sure that the longest I can get are 10 footers. If so I just have to figure out where is best to put the seams. I have 1 roof height cabinet on each side, but only 1 side is near the middle. Looks like I will need to get creative!

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Old 03-08-2018, 11:03 AM   #6
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Seth, not sure anyone would even notice a seam with as much stuff that’s on both sides. When we reinstalled all the interior skins, we used Zolatone Flex roll on. The thickness kinda made the joints less noticeable. You could also buck or pop rivet a two foot piece on before reinstalling the interior. Not a big deal if you can’t get 12’ sheets. Down here, 12’ is standard. Have fun, Bubba
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Geez that's expensive. My local supplier is under $50 a sheet for 4x10 3003 .032
It makes a nice interior and belly.
Just pick a spot where the seam seems (that wording is odd, huh?) natural.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:10 PM   #8
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We are actually at $98 a sheet for 4x12 .032 3003. That is up $25 a sheet since last week. I got all the 3003 for the interior and 4 sheets of . 025 5052 for the bellypan. All in all it was around $1,100 all said and done. Now to figure out the segmented aluminum endcaps........
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