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Old 12-15-2021, 08:41 PM   #1
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Hehr Window Drip Caps - 1965

Happy holidays. I finally got a quality sheet metal brake for Christmas and will be fabricating new drip rails (full Monty restoration and Iím missing the drip rail on the rear window and half of the others have wallowed out rivet holes from removal, too big for modified brazier). Does anyone know what sheet metal type was used? Itís 0.032Ē. Should be suitable for brake bending and has to be polishable to mirror finish. 2024T3 Alclad used for skins is a no go. Not very bendable, way too stiff. I donít know that belly pan 5052 H32 takes well to mirror polishing. Considering 3003H14 but no experience with this type. Thanks!
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Old 12-15-2021, 09:15 PM   #2
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Iíve used 3003H14 to make a few storage compartment doors on early 60s. Worked fine and polished well. The go to guy on exactly what type of aluminum to use would be Kip (Aerowood on the Forums). Good luck
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Old 12-16-2021, 08:34 AM   #3
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Thanks, I appreciate you sharing your experience. Iíll give the 3003 a try.
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