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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:03 pm 
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I am thinking of building a toolbox from a 1940s aircraft maintenance textbook. It seems a pretty neat project that involves metal forming, riveting etc. The book references the old types of aluminum like 17S. Where can I find a reference for crossing the old styles to the current types or to whatever is closest?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:56 pm 
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17S is 2017 alloy. Much more common now is 2024T3 (was 24ST). Any aircraft supply house should have 2024T3 in stock.


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The designations are at the bottom of this page:


http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/m ... uminfo.php

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Any metal supply should have 6061T6 if you don't actually need certified aircraft grade aluminum and it should work great for your application.


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Thanks for the quick response. I feel like a dolt that I didn't think of Aircraft Spruce!

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