Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:24 pm Post subject: Tub steel spec
Hi. I have a couple of small areas to patch on my M38. I understand that the panels were all 18g and also that 16g is easier to work with but I canít find what spec the steel should be. Any suggestions? If itís in a manual somewhere I apologize, I must have missed it... _________________ Gary
M38 - June 1952
Just plain low carbon cold rolled sheet steel, SAE 1018 or 1020; I use 16 gauge. Get it at Lowes, Home depot, etc, in 2x2 sheets.
Not in any TM. _________________ M38 23100 June 51
M38 34523 Sep 51
M606/CJ3B 1964 Kaiser 57348 118458
Willys MB 1944
Ford GPW 1942
Dodge WC63 1943
Dodge Power Wagon WM300 1967
Plymouth Barracuda, 1973, 340 4 barrel
All ground up restored by me.
Lots of others.
The smart thing to do is measure the panel/skin you intend to replace and determine it's exact gauge. Yes 16 and 18 are very common gauges for the tub but there are others used as well. _________________ Wes K
45 MB, 51 M38, 54 M37, 66 M101A1, 60 CJ5, 76 DJ5D, 47Bantam T3-C & 5? M100
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