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Where to pick up steel?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I am getting a MIG welder here in the next couple months and was wondering where is the best place to buy steel plate, aluminum plate, chromo tubing and the like? Where do you guys get all you stell when you fab stuff up? thanks...

    Chris

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  2. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    I like to steal mine from the scrap rack at work!!!

    If you dont have to access to cheap to free stuff, there should be steel yards in your area for the big stuff. And check scrap yards too for the 10 cents a pound stuff. I find some interesting stuff at mine and go just about once a week.

    Bryan

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  3. Butch

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    I take mine from work also :-)), but your best bet for someone who will sell it to you here is Engbar Pipe and Steel 303 297-1456 talk to Ann and DenCol 303-295-1683 they are across the street from each other 1 block north of I70 on Washington. Metal West in Brighton might sell retail also 303-655-4528

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  4. dyeager535

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    Definitely call around. We have a few choices around my area, both "recycled" stuff and "new". I'm making a trailer, and things such as cost per cut (if you have them do it, believe me, it is a HELL of a lot faster when they do it) price per foot or by pound, and selection vary widely.

    "expanded metal" (that steel grating used for things like trailer decks and sides) for instance, ran anywhere from $45 for a 4x8, to $75 for the same thing. Cutting costs ran anywhere from $.50 per cut, to nothing.

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  5. Parf

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    I use Den-Col Supply Co.
    303-295-1683

    I had them plasma cut me some new 11 gauge wheel wells for my Toyota Land Cruiser that I plan to tie my cage into. Curves and all. I think it was $1.50 a foot for Plasma, and don't ask for laser cutting, min something like $5K. Around I-25 &amp; I-70.

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  6. Mudstud

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    There's www.onlinemetals.com

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  7. TwoCrowsDesign

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    Check out your local suppliers. I go to a local place and can often find what I need from their "shorts" rack at discount prices.


    John
     

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