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steel questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ryan22re, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    what kind of steel should i buy to make shackles out of? im not sure that flat stock comes in different grades...dont know enough about it. going to use 3/8 inch by 1 1/2-1 3/4 inch to make my front shackles. what should i look for? will i have to buy a big plate, or can buy in that width?

    ive never priced steel, what should i expect?

    ryan
     
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    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    I used some 3/8" x 2" steel that I bought locally. I think it's just mild steel, nothing special. I'm not sure of current prices.
     
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    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know about price exactly right now, but 3/8x2" is what I used. Cold rolled is slightly stronger than hot rolled. The price reflects the difference too.
     

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