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Metal grades and thicknesses?

I have a 911s 74 with 930 87 flared panels that needs some holes filled.
I'm good with metal work but am new to car rebuilds and haven't been able to find what type of sheet steel to use in fabricating replacement sections.

I've got problems around the floor pan, back window sill, front window pillar, battery, foot wells, quarter panel, and those vertical inner door frame cowling things that aren't structural that I don't know the name of.

I'm in Australia so sourcing metric sizes shouldn't be a prob.

Any tips on matching mig wire etc would also be greatly appreciated as if I get this wrong, the wife won't allow me to by another car.

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These cars came from the factory with 19-20 gauge sheet metal. We use 18 gauge galvaneal to produce most of our body panels. Some exterior panels are done in 20 gauge. When welding these panels, we typically use 0.025-0.03 wire.

Check out our youtube channel. You will find a specific video that explains what material we use, and why we use it. You can also find a lot of 'How to Videos" on installing the panels into these cars.

Cheers!

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it's good to see women are the same all over the world !


most welders will have some thing like this telling you wire to metal gage with wire speed settings and so on .



picking up a metal gauge to see the gage of metal your dealing with is also a good idea .
dealing with many different gages during one project will let you know 1st hand just what your dealing with .
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