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Old 04-23-2019, 10:00 AM   #8
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Default Re: 35 floor thickness?

There are a lot of different gauges. Ford went by US Standard Revised Gauge. This is close to .047" thickness at 18 gauge. Ford had their own rolling mill so they could make it whatever thickness they wanted to.

I purchase the AKDQ (aluminum killed draw quality) type steel to make it easier to form. Its quicker if a person has dies but it can be done on a steel table with various forming tools and hammers. The last sheets I purchased were from Stock Car Steel. They have a web-site. Bradley has special steel forms cut for him to do his forming process but it takes forever for him to fabricate one for a customer. His work is excellent but the complaints are just too many to trust him to get the job done.
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