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Scrap metal

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Zup, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Sep 2, 2008
    Zup

    Zup New Member

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    Where does everyone get their scrap metal from. I just got a new welder and I want to do some practice on the spare stuff before putting the arc to my jeep and frame etc. I've look at craigslist with no leads and I'm holding off on going to the local scrap yard because I know they get their stuff for cheap and re-sell it back on the steep end. I don't want my pocket book getting hi-jacked by anybody other than myself. Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 2, 2008
    mb82

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    Previous projects/ the side of the road.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2008
    Jeepman252

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    The metal supply house that I get new steel at also keeps a supply of 'used' steel that he sells cheep. Check with a local metal supply or junkyard.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2008
    nickmil

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    :iagree:

    We have a couple around here. They sell it by the pound. Much cheaper than new. One has a really good selection and it's separated by ferrous metals, aluminum, and Stainless Steel. I visit there frequently for odds and ends.

    Might also check you local fabrication business. They frequently have little stuff they'll give away or sell really cheap.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2008
    Walt Couch

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    Go to the junk yard and catch a scrap collector before he gets to the yard. HeeHee.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2008
    Zup

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    Thanks for the advice! :beer::)
     
  7. Sep 6, 2008
    bkap

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    :iagree: Especially the previous projects part. Oh, and I tend to save stuff like usable race car roll bar materials, straight sheet metal pieces and the like. Can get to be quite the unorganized mess at times. Like now. R)
     
  8. Sep 6, 2008
    Grinsha

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    Call the local welding shops. They usually have a big pile of cut off pieces.

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