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Old 05-17-2016, 08:16 PM   #1
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Sheet Metal Fab Needed

I'm looking for someone to build a small and relatively simple sheet metal assembly based on a drawing I have.

I was hoping someone on the forum might know someone or have a recommendation how to find a small business or other reasonably priced shop.

I've tried Google, Craigs List, and a few other things but mostly I get large high tech / production type shops.

Once I have my Battery Box mod project done I'll share with the forum.

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Old 05-17-2016, 11:07 PM   #2
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A hot rod shop should have the tools to form up a simple sheet metal assy.

I would have the tools if I was in AR, but I will be in NM for a couple more months.

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Old 05-18-2016, 12:26 AM   #3
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Hi, try an air conditioner shop; Some of their employees are called sheet metal mechanics.

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Old 05-18-2016, 04:04 AM   #4
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Our local hometown appliance dealer / installer does sheet metal work. You might check a similar place in your area.
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Marcel's Custom Metal. He is THE BEST!!!

Here is the best metal fabricator on the planet. He does alot of hot rods and various other projects. You can look him up on Facebook under:
Marcel's Custom Metal. He is THE BEST!!!
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:01 AM   #6
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Any local heating and air conditioner installer should be able to fabricate at a reasonable cost
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:39 AM   #7
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Sheet Metal work

I would suggest looking up "Sheet Metal Workers Local #36" if your looking for a sheet metal shop near ,Ofallon , Missouri. Once on their website click on the "contractors" tab and a list of contractors will pop up. This should work anywhere in the United States and Canada simply by searching "Sheet Metal Workers Local ( put your city here )".
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:00 PM   #8
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Aircraft sheet metal tech here for over 30 years in the trade. I have a few questions:

1- How big is your project?
2- Where are you located?
3- Does your drawing have all the dims, sheet metal type, gauge, and so on?

Let me know.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:10 PM   #9
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just google sheet metal fabricator st. louis - you will come up with plenty
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:14 PM   #10
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Find local metal suppliers and ask them if they could point you to a smaller fab shop that takes on smaller "one off" type jobs.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:36 PM   #11
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Great inputs thanks all. I have a couple of great leads and am moving forward.

Look for a future new thread on my battery box height extension. I'll have pics, a drawing and share details for anyone wanting to accommodate either 27s or taller 6V batteries.

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