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Millionmph
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2024 2:11 pm    Post subject: what gauge sheetmetal? Reply with quote

what gauge sheetmetal are beetle panels? I have to do a small patch on bottom of door and need to get some metal. what about the hood as well, need to do small repair there too
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2024 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: what gauge sheetmetal? Reply with quote

They used a metric thickness instead of gauge but I remember it was 21-22 gauge for body panels and around 18 gauge for the pan.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2024 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: what gauge sheetmetal? Reply with quote

1 mm for body panels. That's 19 gauge, which can be kind of hard to find. 20 gauge works just fine. I measure and use what's closest. 20 gauge should be around .035.

Bear in mind, the panels started with 1mm sheet, though once pressed, highly stretched areas will get substantially thinner,
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2024 9:31 pm    Post subject: Re: what gauge sheetmetal? Reply with quote

Beetle body panels are typically 19 gauge (1 mm), but 20 gauge (.035") sheet metal should work fine for your repairs.
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