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Old 12-15-2005, 02:53 PM   #1
 
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my god, 4x10 aluminum 3/16" thick is $403 per sheet. I need 2 sheets. Anybody know of somewhere cheaper to get it? didnt realize it was that expensive.
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I use to have a guy in Fort Worth that I bought those sheets to use behind the cooking area of my Restaurant.
I can not remember the name of the place, but I will try to cruise by there tomorrow. And it was cheap. Shiny aluminum ok?
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shiny aluminum is fine. needs to be 3/16" thick and I need 2 4x8 sheets. let me know. You sure you werent using stainless steel.
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shiny aluminum is fine. needs to be 3/16" thick and I need 2 4x8 sheets. let me know. You sure you werent using stainless steel.
oh my bad, I was using stainless steel. I will check anyway for you.
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cool.

I thought about lexan also but it is $200 per sheet.
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What about that scrap place in Dallas where we got the scrap pipe? they had some large pieces stacked on the west side in a rack?
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Also why so thick 3/16"? Just curious, not knocking your design at all.
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im just gonna use this on mine.
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You do realize how thin that is right? little less than 1/8"



The reason I am using 3/16" is for safety in a rollover. The side panels might have to protect my leg "or yours" if Rusty is broke down. The toolbox also needs to be that thick to hold junk in securely.
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yea its .1" thick. same stuff rockstomper and others use on comp rigs.

Use what you feel comfortable with. If you can handle the $$ and the weight gain, then hell yea, get the alum.
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Fishy before you order that we need to take a trip to by buddies that build dirt track cars. He has it there or can get it at a decent price. Any color.
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it just seems like it would be flimsy. I could be wrong, it has happened once maybe twice in my lifetime. roflmao
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After you roll the edges and rivet it together it is pretty stiff. It would even be better and would give you an excuse to buy a cool tool.......bead roller!!
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cool deal rickjames

an alum. roof is prob. a good idea though.
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yea like they are saying if it is for covering the sides then use the thin stuff. bryan has a compition buggy and he has fiberglass siding in some spot and aluminum on others. but really thin stuff. like they said once you roll the bead it will be less flimsy, plus look at what most rig that still has their panels on. there is no hole in them really just bent really bad.

If you want cheap then find some old door skins or something.
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I thought about lexan also but it is $200 per sheet.
how thick of lexan do you want? I'll check my price on it tomarrow. I'll sell it to you at my cost. do you want clear or tinted?
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Fishy before you order that we need to take a trip to by buddies that build dirt track cars. He has it there or can get it at a decent price. Any color.
Can you find out what colors he has and how much it is per sheet? I would prolly need about 3 sheets of one color. hood, sides, roof, toolbox and rear covers and sides.
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there is some places in dallas that have the polyethylene sheets 1/8" up to 1/4"
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there is some places in dallas that have the polyethylene sheets 1/8" up to 1/4"
where at???havin trouble findin it around dfw.
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