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Mag_Red
07-05-2007, 11:33 PM
Any one here know where I can get my hands on some Aluminum. Has to be 1/8 thick x 3" high x as long as I can find it. I was thinking about 8' to 10' long. I've looked everywhere with no success:( I need about eight 10' sections

Prostar in Michigain
07-06-2007, 12:03 AM
Just go jack sombodys shorestation

FrankSchwab
07-06-2007, 12:05 AM
I'd recommend a google search for
aluminum in cincinnati, ohio

http://www.metalsupermarkets.com/

looks like a good place to start.

Workin' 4 Toys
07-06-2007, 12:10 AM
Option 1:
http://www.mcmaster.com/
type in the "find" window... 8973K36 (http://www.mcmaster.com/itm/find.ASP?tab=find&context=psrchDtlLink&fasttrack=False&searchstring=8973K36)
48" X 12' shipped to you (You'll have to have it cut there)

Option 2:
Metal supermarket (http://www.metalsupermarkets.com/MSC-storefinder.aspx?MAP=USA)These guys will cut you exactly what you need, and get it to you.

I use both places.....

Hoosier Bob
07-06-2007, 12:11 AM
I thought you would never ask!:o

Workin' 4 Toys
07-06-2007, 12:12 AM
What are you making?


Some interior decorator items....:rolleyes:

Maristar210
07-06-2007, 09:02 AM
Mag,


I work in the Aluminum Extrusion industry supplying equipment to extruders around the globe. I can find this easily for you but you will not like the price unless you already know how expensive Aluminum is. Also if you buy a sheet of 1/8" thinck aluminum and have it sheared it will ripple. If I knew the application I could help more but I would think you would want bar stock which is commonly made in 1/8" x up to 2" wide. In order to go to 3" wide you would most likely have to go to 1/4 inch thickness. Let me know if I can help you decide what is best for the application.

Finally, I could deliver this to you personally as long as you are out on a paint job and the new Mrs. is home :D

Kidding, I'm totally kidding :D

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-06-2007, 09:40 AM
Mag,


I work in the Aluminum Extrusion industry supplying equipment to extruders around the globe. I can find this easily for you but you will not like the price unless you already know how expensive Aluminum is. Also if you buy a sheet of 1/8" thinck aluminum and have it sheared it will ripple. If I knew the application I could help more but I would think you would want bar stock which is commonly made in 1/8" x up to 2" wide. In order to go to 3" wide you would most likely have to go to 1/4 inch thickness. Let me know if I can help you decide what is best for the application.

Finally, I could deliver this to you personally as long as you are out on a paint job and the new Mrs. is home :D

Kidding, I'm totally kidding :DYea, dont worry Mag, he is kidding, the 1/8" aluminum is available in 3" width. he was just kidding about that. :D :cool:

Workin' 4 Toys
07-06-2007, 10:04 AM
Yea, dont worry Mag, he is kidding, the 1/8" aluminum is available in 3" width. he was just kidding about that. :D :cool:
In 10' lengths???:confused:

Maristar210
07-06-2007, 10:33 AM
Yea, dont worry Mag, he is kidding, the 1/8" aluminum is available in 3" width. he was just kidding about that. :D :cool:


UMP

You must be one of our engineers.

"What do you mean they don't make 9-3/4" wide I beam?" (hit bong again) "That's the way I designed it".... "It must be available" (hit bong one more time and talk about Frat parties at Purdue) "That plant Manager is so hard to work with".... "No 9-3/4" I beam?" .... "Who does he think he's BS-ing?"

Like us people who actually make something tangible say:

Sooner later you have to say the hell with Engineering and begin production

Maristar210
07-06-2007, 10:35 AM
and UMP wouldn't know 1/8" Aluminum if he was riding it to get a pasty :D ;) :D

Mag_Red
07-06-2007, 11:16 AM
What are you making?


Some interior decorator items....:rolleyes:using it to direct water off the top of the boat

Ric
07-06-2007, 11:18 AM
how bout something sheered and have a broken edge for rigidity? Mary can make what you need

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-06-2007, 11:29 AM
using it to direct water off the top of the boat
AH, just fit her up with some rain gutters. :D

Ric
07-06-2007, 11:29 AM
stainless baby, stainless

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-06-2007, 11:30 AM
UMP

You must be one of our engineers.

"What do you mean they don't make 9-3/4" wide I beam?" (hit bong again) "That's the way I designed it".... "It must be available" (hit bong one more time and talk about Frat parties at Purdue) "That plant Manager is so hard to work with".... "No 9-3/4" I beam?" .... "Who does he think he's BS-ing?"

Like us people who actually make something tangible say:

Sooner later you have to say the hell with Engineering and begin production


YOU MISSED THE JOKE CAPTAIN OBVIOIUS.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-06-2007, 11:30 AM
stainless baby, stainless
TRU DAT! I'm Wiff Ric. :cool:

Maristar210
07-06-2007, 11:53 AM
stainless baby, stainless


I agree. Aluminum will look like sheeet in a wee bit of time. That's it I'm calling ya Mag

Maristar210
07-06-2007, 11:54 AM
YOU MISSED THE JOKE CAPTAIN OBVIOIUS.


So did you. I was playing double agent and you fell .... .Hard

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-06-2007, 12:13 PM
So did you. I was playing double agent and you fell .... .Hard
Ah, the ol 007 switcheroo trick hey? I told you its not nice to play tricks on the retarded steve, quit pickin on me.

Mag_Red
07-06-2007, 12:20 PM
:rolleyes: OK we're looking into stainless now:D

Edit: I really meant to say stainless not aluminum 8p

Workin' 4 Toys
07-06-2007, 12:21 PM
using it to direct water off the top of the boat
After reading these responses, I now know why you didn't say......;)

If you were spending Ric's $, I'd also say stainless. There's always seamless aluminum gutters, or copper.
Gotta love the imaginations and suggestions 'round here.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-06-2007, 12:31 PM
Just put some big ugly rain gutters on it Mag. it will give it more character.;) 8p

Maristar210
07-06-2007, 12:33 PM
PM sent

Like Ric said. I got it covered.

Steve

Off for the rest of the day. See you hairy cracks later :D 8p

Mag_Red
07-06-2007, 12:36 PM
Just put some big ugly rain gutters on it Mag. it will give it more character.;) 8pYep...those should really look great Don8p How about I just fiberglass some on the boat.....that should only take a couple of week-ends

Ric
07-06-2007, 12:38 PM
POURING RAIN here now.... I need some rain gutters on my back!

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-06-2007, 12:39 PM
Yep...those should really look great Don8p How about I just fiberglass some on the boat.....that should only take a couple of week-ends
COOL! Can I come down and help?? I got one of those tyvek suits to wear! :D

Sodar
07-06-2007, 12:43 PM
COOL! Can I come down and help?? I got one of those tyvek suits to wear! :D

UMP... Boat Repair Aficianado!!

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