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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Koz, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Koz
    Joined: May 5, 2008
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    I've hit a wall here! I'm in need of a small drop of aluminum approximately 6" x 10" x 3/4". I used to have a supplier for small stock but they are gone and I cannot find through any of my usual channels anyone supplying short orders. I can use any weldable alloy so that opens things up a bit. I need this to continue on building another Sam-O-Ram.

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  2. squirrel
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    yeah, if there is no place like Industrial Metal Supply, or similar nearby, McMaster will do. Kind of expensive, but convenient and quick shipping
     
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  3. stude54ht
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    Online Metals, a bit pricey, but...
     
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  4. 48stude
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  5. 19Fordy
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    48stude: Thanks for posting that alum info.
     
  6. Koz
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    Got a chunk off Ebay! Never even thought of looking there.
    Thanks guys!!!!!!
     
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  7. 48stude
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    You are certainly welcome!! Bill
     
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  8. Drink a lot of soda, melt the cans and pour in a form....
    Look on ebay, any local metal suppliers carry it. I have some to build a 6x2 carb adapter.
    A marine plywood would also work.... I use it to insulate the carb bases.
     
  9. My local Lowes has sheet aluminum, I believe the piece I purchased was 2' x 2'. HRP
     
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  10. carbking
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    An electrical supply house will carry thick wall aluminum conduit in a number of different diameters and angles, if you need angles.

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  11. Koz
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    I have a great supplier right near my shop, Steel and Metal Services, but they just don't handle small pieces. I only need one small piece and as such I don't want to buy a full length and end up scrapping it out a year from now because I don't use it often. I have loads of sheet and tubing around the shop that gets used regularly, just no billet.

    The best is I've located a new supplier for short drops on Ebay. Always useful. It will be here next week and the Sam-O-Ram knockoff can get finished up.
     
  12. 325w
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    Metal specialties will sell you any size you want.
     
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  14. shivasdad
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    Also metalsdepot.com
     
  15. Casey Riley
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  17. Truck64
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    Have you tried Acme? They seem to be the go to company for that kind of stuff.

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  18. Lepus
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    manhattan supply co. (mscdirect.com) has 12" x 12" x 3/4 6061 aluminum plate for $123.67 ea. Part # 02255826
     
  19. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
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    I'm thinking the Ebay link to a 8"x12"x 3/4" thick 6061 aluminum is a little better value at $38 shipped...
     
  20. eBay is great for odd shaped metals, obviously leftovers in many cases.
     
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