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Wanted: .016" Ti sheet for firewall

dimcuesta

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Looking to retrofit my S1S firewall from SS to Ti. Need 3ft X 3ft, 0.016, ideally pure Ti (grade 2 or equivalent).
 
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Watch ebay. About ten years ago I bought a piece of .016 ti. that was large enough to do an experimental Super Cub firewall.
 

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I bought mine from titanium Joe. No problems, good service.
 

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I bought a piece from Titanium Joe for my Super Cub firewall. Shipping cost was less than I expected.
 
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dimcuesta

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Thanks guys, will give it a try with titanium Joe!
 

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Received the sheet today. Very good service and quick delivery. Only complaint is that they only work with USD even when shipping within Canada.
 

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How is ti to work with? Can you bend it? Drill with normal step drills?
 

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Didn't give it a try yet, but from what I read on this forum, 0.016 Ti is thin enough to be easily worked with using the same tools as for SS. I chose grade 2 Ti since it's softer than Ti alloys. My 2 small outstanding concerns are 1.stiffness to support 802 oil valve and 2. galvanic corrosion with outside stiffener made of aluminum.

For 1., I may add a reinforcing layer of Ti behind the valve. For 2. I'll closely monitor any sign of corrosion on the rivets / stiffener.

-Dimitri
 

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Interesting. What technique / tools did you use to make that? I guess you still needed aluminum rivets to hold the nutplates on the edge?
 

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I made a tool to make the bigger crimps. Then used a shrinker and a stretcher to get it to lay flat.
 

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