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Sheet metal gauge for repairs to 4-cylinder car?

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Would anybody know from what gauge of sheet metal the tub of my 4-cylinder touring car was originally made?  My only means of measurement is a digital caliper, which isn't really too accurate.  Thanks.  retroguy

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I find it strange that the body of the Porsche 356 that I am also restoring is also made from 18 gauge sheet metal because I have found that it is much harder to move the sheet metal on the DB than on the Porsche.  Is that perhaps because the Bros. used chrome vanadium steel in their body?

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