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L322 vogue rear quarter material thickness

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by NewDragon81, Jun 19, 2019.

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  1. NewDragon81

    NewDragon81 Active Member

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    Hi all
    Car is a 4.4V8 petrol 2003 model year
    I need to patch my two rear arches where they commonly disintegrate in the bottom of the door apertures.

    Does anyone know what the original material thickness is as I'd like to beg/borrow/purloin the right sort of stuff before I strip the car down to do the job?

    Cheers!
     
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    It really doesn't overly matter that the new steel is the same gauge as the existing,
    thicker is better as you're splicing probably hot rolled common or garden plate steel into an area that was originally high tensile.
    Cold rolled is better......at least that's what project Binky uses!

    1.2mm at least is what I'd use near jacking points.
     
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    Totally agree with putting in something a bit thicker as 1) I only really wat to do this once and 2) I want the vehicle to be as strong as it should be afterwards too!

    We'e got a vehicle replacement panel supplier near here that I went to a few years ago to get some stuff to fix the sills on an old rover. I made my own paarts for that as there was no supply of pannels suitable.
    The material feels really quite thick if it was 1.5 mm or thicker I wouldn't be surprised but just wondered if anyone knew for sure!
     
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    It's probably nearer half that, maybe 0.8, and any areas more formed will be thinner from the action of pressing.
     
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    Cut the old stuff out and use a vernier caliper to measure the steel..

    Should give a good indication of its thickness.
     
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