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Old 04-04-2018, 07:59 PM   #1
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What Gauge Steel?

What gauge of sheet steel are folk using to skin-over windows?

I was planning to use 18-gauge, but I noticed that dzlfreak used 20-gauge and he had more distance to span than I have.

I have quotes of $75 for a 8 x 4 sheet of 1008 at 18-gauge and am assuming the 20-gauge will be about $60, and a lot easier to cut and handle.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:01 PM   #2
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What gauge of sheet steel are folk using to skin-over windows?

I was planning to use 18-gauge, but I noticed that dzlfreak used 20-gauge and he had more distance to span than I have.

I have quotes of $75 for a 8 x 4 sheet of 1008 at 18-gauge and am assuming the 20-gauge will be about $60, and a lot easier to cut and handle.

i used 20 and it worked great. we had used a metal gauge on the original bus body. the skin was 19 gauge and the hat channels were 15...I'm pretty sure best way to figure your situation out is measure it quick, then go to the shop and get that size or +/- 1 gauge from the metal you want to match up.



I have the receipt in front of me, and paid $30 a panel 4'x8' sheets. needed 8 total to cover my bus, which was raised.
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i used 20 and it worked great. we had used a metal gauge on the original bus body. the skin was 19 gauge and the hat channels were 15...I'm pretty sure best way to figure your situation out is measure it quick, then go to the shop and get that size or +/- 1 gauge from the metal you want to match up.



I have the receipt in front of me, and paid $30 a panel 4'x8' sheets. needed 8 total to cover my bus, which was raised.
I'll go with the 20-gauge.

I think steel prices have risen some.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:31 PM   #4
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I bought 20 gauge galvenealed 4 x 10 sheets for $48~ a sheet plus 1.50 a cut.

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Old 04-04-2018, 09:37 PM   #5
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We used the interior roof panels we removed

Not sure what gauge but seems decent


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My interior was 20 gauge cold rolled - I used all that and bought more of the same to finish.
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I used 20. Trump just raised the price on steel tho.

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My ceiling panels are full of tiny holes. It's ironic. That was an expensive option that is now less useful than a solid ceiling would have been.
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My ceiling panels are full of tiny holes. It's ironic. That was an expensive option that is now less useful than a solid ceiling would have been.


Thatís a bummer

Only the one over our cab was like that


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Scrap is up so imagine these panels will be higher now.
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