Body work, what gauge of sheet metal? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Kansas
Posts: 74
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Body work, what gauge of sheet metal?

Notching the fenders of my CJ5 so I can move the seats back and fixing some rust.

I'm thinking that 19 or 20 gauge sheet metal should work pretty well. What do you think?
dugs_cj3a is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 10:42 AM
Moderator
 
Jim_Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
Posts: 11,485
Thanks: 15
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
         
Late-model CJs used 16 in the floor and 18 about everywhere else. Maybe 16 in the body mount ribs and reinforcements. I'm not sure.

EVERYTHING's easy for the guy who doesn't have to do it.
B. Dash Fabrication
Jim_Lou is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
when I did mine I went with 16 gauge...
something else to consider, if the area you plan on replacing is in decent shape you could simply cut it out and flip it over and weld it back on... saving some money
MountainMonkey2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Kansas
Posts: 74
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Thanks for the info. and idea. I am able to purchase a whole sheet of 18 ga through work for @ $35.00 so I'm going to do that....it's always good to have some extra around.
dugs_cj3a is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome