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    i want to make a steel tray that fits in the bakkie's furnlock slider ,1.4 x 950 x 1.6 mm

    the problem is will it sag in the middle or will the 1.6 mm hold if not what can be done ,i want to fit my fridge and ammo boxes on it .

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    Default Re: bending a tray the right way

    I would allow some tophat bends along the length of the tray as stiffening or thicker material.
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    Default Re: bending a tray the right way

    Quote Originally Posted by Alberto View Post
    i want to make a steel tray that fits in the bakkie's furnlock slider ,1.4 x 950 x 1.6 mm

    the problem is will it sag in the middle or will the 1.6 mm hold if not what can be done ,i want to fit my fridge and ammo boxes on it .
    Should the dimensions be: 1400mm x 950mm x 16mm?

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    Default Re: bending a tray the right way

    no 1.6 mm ,but it will sagg in the center ,was thinking putting tophatches in middle to stiffen it up ,but now going to use 10mm plywood and fasten it to the tray and cover it with mat .

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    Default Re: bending a tray the right way

    Is the item on feet or is it flat bottomed?
    Even if flat bottomed, most of the support/weight will be around the outer edge of the tray unless the item itself starts to sag in the middle due to overloading or structural failure.
    I would top-hat or maybe double skin the outer rim where the bulk of the weight will be concentrated and leave the rest as is. The bottom will be there to hold the shape of the tray and prevent spillage from an oopsie with the fridge or your small items falling alongside the ammo boxes.
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    Default Re: bending a tray the right way

    Quote Originally Posted by Alberto View Post
    no 1.6 mm ,but it will sagg in the center ,was thinking putting tophatches in middle to stiffen it up ,but now going to use 10mm plywood and fasten it to the tray and cover it with mat .
    OSB is twice as ridgid as normal plywood and cheaper.
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    Default Re: bending a tray the right way

    sorry gents it should be 1.450 x .950 x 1.6 with a lip of 60mm.

    anyway it is in for bending and will post a pic when done ,thinking of useing 10mm plywood and covering it up .

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