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SantacruzTacoCo

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plywood backing or no? Mon, 04/8/13 3:10 AM (permalink)
Hi all,
I finally got some spare time and started biulding my truck, it had no support beams but thanks to the all the builders here i got an idea of what to do anyways it's time to put up the stainless but I measured ad noticed that I would only be able to fit some 1/4 plywood and it may spill a bit ovet the door opening, is it really necessary to put up plywood? 
I'm only planning on hanging a small hood but it will be suported by the roof beams and the new studs I put up.
the beams are 2X1 aluminium BTW.
any comments?
 
Thanks
 
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    a.mckenna

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    Re:plywood backing or no? Mon, 04/8/13 10:37 AM (permalink)
    I did one like that early last year. Was I think a 89 step van with a 14' box. When I got it the door had been removed and it has no wall studs. While I knew it could support equipment being mounted straight to the aluminum with through bolts, I was more concerned with the thing flexing in transit and wrecking havoc on anything mounted to it. I ended up taking a 2X6 14' piece of wood and mounting it just below counter height down the length of the thing on each side. That shored up the wall and reduced flex almost entirely and also gave me something to bracket my counters to.
     
    Then I mirror gloss buffed the existing aluminum and that was that, didn't need stainless.
     
    As far as what your doing, it depends on the gauge of the stainless. In reality, no as long as everything you mount hits a stud.
    <message edited by a.mckenna on Mon, 04/8/13 10:39 AM>
     
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      SantacruzTacoCo

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      Re:plywood backing or no? Mon, 04/8/13 2:13 PM (permalink)
      I did what BTM616 did and put up 4 2x1 "studs" that run from floor to ceiling, right now they are just riveted but seem pretty strong, I was tugging on them and they didn't budge but I think I'll weld them just to be a tad more safe, my question was if it was really necessary to back the stainless with plywood or if straight stainless with the insulation would be good enough?
      I really don't want to spend too much $$ on the truck being that it's a 1970 IH van and it may break down and parts are harder to find than hen's teeth.
       
       
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        a.mckenna

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        Re:plywood backing or no? Mon, 04/8/13 4:37 PM (permalink)
        If your worried about costs, go to Home Depot and buy cheapo OSB board. I use the crap for everything. Makes a great low cost backer for pretty much anything.
         
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          SantacruzTacoCo

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          Re:plywood backing or no? Tue, 04/9/13 6:23 AM (permalink)
          is not the $30 that I'm gonna spend on plywood I'm worried about, if you read my OP it's that it might be too thick and not align with the frame
           
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            Bistro a go-go

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            Re:plywood backing or no? Tue, 04/9/13 12:56 PM (permalink)
            use  a lil thicker stainless or cheaper alum that wont bend between studs, save the money. only problem is no insulation which means air wont stay in truck as long. ive learned alot over the last yr about why and how things should be done. mostly why,...
             
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              BelCibo

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              Re:plywood backing or no? Tue, 04/9/13 3:30 PM (permalink)
              18 gauge bends without something solid behind it with two foot centers.
               
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                daddywoofdawg

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                Re:plywood backing or no? Wed, 04/10/13 3:22 AM (permalink)
                Do you have to have it:No.Will you wish you did Yes.so why can't you put ply and your metal?I'm missing something.Have a photo of the problem area?
                 
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                  SantacruzTacoCo

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                  Re:plywood backing or no? Wed, 04/10/13 2:05 PM (permalink)
                  I was afraid someone would say that, so I've been thinking about it and I'm going to rivet an "L" bracket to the lip of the door, then slide the plywood and stainless right under so it stays flush with the door.
                  I don't have enough posts for pikchers, but I'mm getting there, I guess I gotta revive old posts LOL
                   
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                    SantacruzTacoCo

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                    Re:plywood backing or no? Fri, 04/12/13 5:30 PM (permalink)
                    testing images 

                     
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                      chefbuba

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                      Re:plywood backing or no? Fri, 04/12/13 7:55 PM (permalink)
                      Ruh Rho.....
                       
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