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I dont like the idea of using thin alum. sheets, like Heat & Air companies use, though cheap and easy to work with, I want something else.

So what is everyone using, I was looking at Lexan, but I am sure there is some cheap plastic, you can buy in sheets cheap.
 

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I used a roll or sprint car plastic on my bed. Got it out a place in Arkansas. Pretty cheap and in almost any color to.
 

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Ya Bones that was the stuff I was thinking of, trying to find your old linky, couldnt though.

Anyone got it?
 

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we dont need no stinkin skins! ok i am just gonna use the beat ones i got here
 

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Blue-Beard said:
I found a link to a place that sells it online. I plan on getting a roll to skin the sides of my flatbed once I build it.
http://stockcarproducts.com/acc5.htm
I want to say that mine was cheaper than that. It was 22" wide and 25' long and I think it was in the $30 range, but I could be wrong. They had it at my door in only a few days.
 

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Thanks bones, ya I was search, but couldnt find.

By the way, there is a toll free number 1-888-443-4494
 

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FYI, toll free, is out of order.

They have went up to 2.0 a foot. So that roll you got for 30 is now 50
 

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anyone else?
 

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Bones said:
I want to say that mine was cheaper than that. It was 22" wide and 25' long and I think it was in the $30 range, but I could be wrong. They had it at my door in only a few days.
well stockcarproducts isn't to much more at 22"x25' for $38
not to bad. If it can be found for cheaper thats cool. :D
 

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trkklr77 said:
freeway and large street signs are good and usually free after dark! :grinpimp:

That is if you have a get outa jail free card. Fawking theives :shaking:

Hey David, A few of my freinds help a couple guys that race dirt track. I think they usally use thin aluminum,I'll check with them tommorrow to see if they have any ideas or different options.
 

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My fenders, hood, cowl, roof, quarters, etc. are all .063 aluminum diamondplate. The doors are steel diamondplate 14 gauge since they take most of the beating since they're the widest point. I get real good deals on diamondplate, but even better since the aluminum ones were waterstained. I painted them OD green so I could care less, but a 4x8 sheet was about $40. Look around for the waterstained ones, especially at the bottom of the pile if the supplier leaves it outside. Lexan is a good choice, but it's pricey. You can paint it from the inside so the color doesn't get knocked off if you scrape it.
 

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Thanks raptorman, The reason, I dont want to go aluminum, is that it bends, krinkles easy. I thought plastic wouldnt do this, and would just scuff, and scrap shavings off.

I have found a few suppliers, but all local racing shops are pricey. Ya a racing buddy told me to buy the plastic in 4x8 sheets alot easier to work with.

We will see.
 

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FWIW, once the plastic takes a hit, it will deform or dent just like sheetmetal, only it's solid color throughout so it won't look as torn up as metal is all. I was surprised at it's durability when I did hit it though. I would go with whichever you can find the cheapest.
 

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We will see, buddy owns, a H&A bussiness, so all the tools are there and the sheets.
 
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