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TXJH
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I have access to a bending brake to form new sheet metal floor and trunk pans, but what gauge metal should I use?  Some previous owner had gone crazy with a rivet gun installing pieces of sheet metal over the rusting originals.  What a mess! 

Judson Manning
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TXJH,

I don't know what the stock thickness is, however, the SCCA madates a minimum of 0.060" for steel floorboards replacing non-metalic ones, and 0.080" for roll-cage mounting plates.  This should get you in the ball-park.

Judson

Tom Thomson
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TX

  I could not find a good spot on the floor of 16971 to check but the driveshaft tunnel mikes .048 or 18 ga.  I like Judson's idea better though, I think the original is too light.   I believe that you will find that this is not press brake work as the originals appear to have been drawn.  I think I remember new pans offered in the UK but I don't know where.  Maybe another member can help.

                                        Tom  

Mitch Ware
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Martin Robey, http://www.martinrobey.com, is one place that sells new floor pans in the UK.

Mitch Ware
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