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What thickness aluminum for hatches?

Posted: 26 Feb 2018, 23:38
by Blake
I'm going to build a rear hatch out of aluminum that I can stand on. What thickness will do? Any particular type of aluminum?

What thickness aluminum for hatches?

Posted: 27 Feb 2018, 01:20
by gatorglenn
5052 aluminum.100 or .90 with double the underside bracing


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What thickness aluminum for hatches?

Posted: 27 Feb 2018, 07:46
by Bigwrench
I personally used 1/8 5052, I run about 280 on a good day lol

What thickness aluminum for hatches?

Posted: 27 Feb 2018, 12:06
by richg99
If you are topping a 3/4 inch piece of exterior plywood, it probably doesn't matter too much.