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Old 08-01-2018, 09:57 AM   #1
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Steel Gauge For Roof?

What gauge steel should I get to cover the emergency hatch hole? I need it to flex slightly because the top of the bus is an arc.

At some point I will be putting in an AC unit.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:05 PM   #2
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Most bus skin is around 16 gauge. Plenty of flex for something like that.
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If the metal doesn't easily want to take that shallow radius it is way too thick.
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If the metal doesn't easily want to take that shallow radius it is way too thick.



Use a bigger persuader....


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What gauge steel should I get to cover the emergency hatch hole? I need it to flex slightly because the top of the bus is an arc.

At some point I will be putting in an AC unit.
My 92 Ward was 18ga.
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