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Pre or post rust?
Haha, pre rust. I am going to fix my hard top panels where they are rusted in the top corners. No one will see it really, but I might as well order up the correct gauge. I thought it was 16. I thought 18 didn't come out till 79. But I am not sure. Thus the question.:D
 

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FWIW my '77 and '74 are both 16 gauge on the body sheet metal. Good luck in your repairs and as several other inmates on this forum have stated previously, a copper paddle behind your patch while welding absorbs the extra heat to prevent warping.
 
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I repaired the lower rear quarters of my '76 with 16 ga steel. It was thicker than the original, so I figured it was 18 ga.
 

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