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Old 03-18-2014, 03:04 PM   #1
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Cheapish C, U, L Channel Supplier

Looking for the cheapest supply of C (U) or L channel aluminum.

I've got my local shop down to $2.19 a foot for C Channel (Often called U Channel) at .040 at 1.5 inches for each leg.

Any tips helpful.

I'm in Austin.

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Old 03-19-2014, 01:18 AM   #2
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Cheapish C, U, L Channel Supplier

Hey bass-o-magic, this is one place you want to go "above and beyond", after all, it is where it all meets and rivited together. I went to a building material salvage yard and found some square 1 1/2" extruded aluminum tubbing and ripped it down the center to wind up with two c-channels. I paid by the pound, and I believe this greatly strengthens the structure of these trailers.

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Old 03-19-2014, 02:51 AM   #3
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What are you trying to do with the extrusion?

This site has a lot of extrusions for good prices:
Aluminum channel, extruded aluminum angle, anodized aluminum shapes, aluminum pipe, bar, tube, square tubing connector,aluminum channel, extruded aluminum angle, anodized aluminum shapes, aluminum pipe, bar, tube, square tubing connector, aluminum tu
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:30 AM   #4
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Did the same thing but i got 8 foot sections for 1.25 a foot. It all depends on how busy they are and how much aluminum they have in stock.
Gotta get busy! Have a great day! Now where did I put those revits?
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You can try ebay seller themetalmerchant (18026) Industrial Metal Sales.
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