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Old 01-31-2012, 06:16 PM
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What gauge sheet metal for a fan shroud?

I decided I wasn't truly happy with the way the fans are mounted in my Mustang. So I figured I would make a shroud to mount the fans question is what gauge sheet metal should I use?

Here is my mock up shroud in cardboard.


I have 26ga but was thinking it is too thin and the vibrations might be a problem with it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:16 PM
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0.050 or 1/16"
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:31 PM
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Thank you for the reply. Now to see if I can find some around here.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:13 PM
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I built one very similar to the one you pictured. Used 18 ga stainless, very sturdy. Could also use something like 16 ga (.063) mild steel sheet. If you cross-break it, 18-20 might work. Let's see some pics when you get it done.
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I make all mine out of .050 aluminum
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:46 AM
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I've been using .063 aluminum
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