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Old 08-31-2004, 07:25 PM   #15
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I just bought a peice of 14 gauge 17" x 48" sheet steel to replace my rusted out battery locker bottom. The cut it while I waited, thre in a piece of angle iron I needed all for $22.

They asked me to bring in the AS so they could see "that much aluminum" in one place . Nice guys and certainly willing to help the hobbiest

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Old 08-31-2004, 07:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Canoe stream
I had a good experience with Metal Supermarkets today. Per Malcolm's tip, I picked up four 48" x 96" sheets of .032" 5052-H32 (they cut to order). $49 apiece for that size. You would do well to call ahead -- they didn't have .032" in stock but it took one business day to get it from their supplier. They expressed a bit more dismay at the prospects of .025" but seemed to say it would be possible... eventually.
I wish you had stopped at Garelick Steel on 2nd Ave. I think they still have some 36"×96"×.032" 5052-H32 for $17 each.
I checked Metals Supermarket in Cottage Grove for 2024-T3, the guy was gonna check on it. He called me back 10 days later, and the price was outrageous.

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Old 08-31-2004, 08:59 PM   #17
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I went to the local MetalSupermarket and purchased a 2' section of round aluminum tubing in 1 5/8" diameter and it was over 24 bucks. Gag - but no one else had it. I hope their price on flat stock is better than that!

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Old 08-31-2004, 09:22 PM   #18
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flyfisher -- That must be the tubing for making gaseous diffusion uranium separating centrifuges.

markdoane -- I was aware of the Garelick source you mentioned in one thread. I have two distinct locations where the 4' width was important. This is useful though -- I've stored the URL for that thread. Thanks.

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This is an old thread- but the Metal Supermarket is now open near me and I am needing a sheet to redo the area around the door lock on my 80.
Is this area .040 or .032 in thickness? I have seen both mentioned. Thanks

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