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after ages ive finally pulled my finger out and sorted the 1242 wiring. last thing i need to do before i can sell it is weld a plate in the boot, want to do this my self if i can so can any one tell me what thinckness of metal i would need?

thanks (y)
 

arseofbox

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2mm/3mm if its only in the boot i shouldnt think youll need much thiner.

2-3mm....:eek:..are you crazy??

The bulk of the car is comprised of sheet that I believe is around 0.7-1.0mm thick.

Im sorting out the rear arches, using some 1.1mm sheet and that looks a little too thick (only ~0.5mm over), but its not bad enough to lose sleep over.
 
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Yeah 3mm is way too thick. You will prob blow holes in the body before you will get it to stick. As said before 1mm is fine- thats what I would use anyway.

Rich.
 

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I'll be welding some 3mm plates into the back of my cinq,but thats a different story:slayer: :slayer:
 

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3mm aint that thick. i make parts for the new civic and loads of other cars and quite alot of the steel we use is thicker than 1mm for eg t5he new civic type R doors are 2.4mm thick

also i used 3mm thick to weld the floor pan up on an old mini and it welded fine
 

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Drive round the countryside with a set of tin snips in the car. When you see an abandoned washing machine, cut a plate out of that.

Cheers

D
 

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Drive round the countryside with a set of tin snips in the car. When you see an abandoned washing machine, cut a plate out of that.

Cheers

D

Thats what my mini is half made out of. dish washers,washing machine etc(y)

Those doors on the new type R's must weigh abit is there made from 2.4mm steel
 
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