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    What thickness

    I need to close in the back end trunk area of my rock buggy so I can throw gear in the back. I am not sure what thickness aluminum sheet metal would be best to use for the flooring . I need it strong enough to not bend and dent up when I throw gear in the back, but I don't want to waist money and add unnecessary weight by going too over kill. What do you guys use.
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    .063 alum (14 gauge) and lots of dimple die speed holes
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    I'd go with .100" aluminum
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    mine is 13 gauge steel with bedliner on it. It's not much heavier than aluminum but a lot cheaper and you can weld it to the steel tubing much easier than you can weld the aluminum to steel.

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