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Old 16-10-13
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The base of my draws is 12mm. I used 30x5 gal steel to strengthen it. I would say 6mm should be fine for aluminium.

I would use aluminium with bracing to stop any buckling/bending. Cannot see any reason not to use it.

You can use the factory fitting in the floor which would give you 4 points to bolt to. Or remove the factory plastic and metal fittings and then use the 8 bolts to mount your floor, 2 bolts in each corner direct to the floor of the vehicle. I got the machine shop at work to make spacer plates to keep the mount points level. Once I had the desired height, all the metal was welded and the ply was bolted on.
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