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Old 03-05-2011, 11:38 PM
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So I am looking for something specific. None of the suppliers I know of have what I want. I am trying to find .25 x .5 rectangle tube, wall thickness not so important. Steel is preferred but aluminum or brass would be acceptable. I know there are a lot of resourceful fellows here which is why I am turning to you!

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Old 03-06-2011, 12:33 AM
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Steel is going to be a hard one . K&S @ LHS would have it in brass .
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:49 AM
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K&S was one of the first places I tried for brass, no go. Closest I can find is .5x.5 steel at the Home Stinko.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:27 AM
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http://eaglemouldingsinc.com/TubingS...ularRound.aspx
http://www.speedymetals.com/c-8364-r...ular-tube.aspx
http://www.brunnerent.com/Tools/Port...=0&iPageView=0

Any of these help? Later, Neil#2 aka doodlebug.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:19 PM
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Thanks Neil, still not small enough though. Eagle Mouldings did have something about custom sizes, might hafta contact them.

I still have yet to ask the guy at work that orders all of our metal if he knows anything...
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:04 AM
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Hey mtdriver, let us know what you find out. Later, Neil#2 aka doodlebug.
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add http://www.onlinemetals.com to the list. They don't have it but you can have the link. Is there a reason that solid bar stock would not work?
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Hey mazdaparts, Found this stuff, not quite diamond plate, still neat! Thank's for the link http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant...p=2&top_cat=60
R.E. solid bar stock, is weight an issue? Do you have a mill?
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:58 PM
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My quest is boxed frame rail material for some scale 1:10 projects. C-channel would also work but I need certain sections boxed. I currently have c-channel with brazed in box sections to satisfy my needs.

I do have access to a mill, just no real spare time to use it at work.
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