Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Just because 6061 doesn't rust, it will still corrode. I would still recommend a coat of paint on an aluminum piece of structure. At least some alodine if you can get it, just don't leave the bare metal. As for 6061, we use it a lot and it is a very well behaved aluminum, even in space. Also easily repairable. As for making the corners blaine, I would recommend forming the primary structure and then doing the heat treat, if you can. I know Alcan will sell you material in the T-0 temper.
nice idea, i cringe every time i add more steel to my jeep.
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97 TJ 4.0l
I've gotta stop running into things...