.050 Thickness too thick for Aluminum skin?

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.050 Thickness too thick for Aluminum skin?

Postby Adventure Time » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:54 am

I located some 5' wide al sheet but the only thickness they have is .050. I did the math and it adds about 100# to the trailer with out the trim. The sides of my trailer are just a hair under 5' tall, so I really need to go with 5' wide sheets or coils. The sheets are 5' x 10 and 5' x 12'. I am going to end up with a seam over the top/front curve.
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Re: .050 Thickness too thick for Aluminum skin?

Postby ae6black » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:01 pm

That's the same thickness I used for both roof and sides. It was all I could get. May be heavier, but you'll never see it tin caning while you're going down the road
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Re: .050 Thickness too thick for Aluminum skin?

Postby glenn201 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:23 pm

Adventure Time wrote:I located some 5' wide al sheet but the only thickness they have is .050. I did the math and it adds about 100# to the trailer with out the trim. The sides of my trailer are just a hair under 5' tall, so I really need to go with 5' wide sheets or coils. The sheets are 5' x 10 and 5' x 12'. I am going to end up with a seam over the top/front curve.

where did you find it at got a link ?
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Re: .050 Thickness too thick for Aluminum skin?

Postby Esteban » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:46 pm

SAF.com is one place that sells aluminum sheets in a variety of thicknesses and sheet sizes. Click on OR pick thickness to see what size sheets are available in the different thicknesses. They sell sheets, in some thicknesses, as large as 4x12 or 5x10.

I have not bought from them. Instead of using aluminum I'm fiberglassing.
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