surplus parts and steel

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surplus parts and steel

Postby Iggyg00 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:36 pm

got the tailgate a couple of weeks ago and also found a hood close by for 60 bucks. the hood had a broken right corner which i ordered a replacement piece from nak-nak. Also started to get the steel, prices are definatly going up. i bought most of the steel out of the scrap building of a big steel distributer in my town at .50 cents a pound. he said that the steel would be more than i was paying for it if i bought it new. Now all i need is the 2x2 square tubing. thats going to be a hefty chunck of change if i cant find a place cheaper. I will be posting the steel thickness that i went with when i pick the rest up in a few weeks.
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Postby CAPPS » Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:41 pm

I noticed a couple of Steel distributors on the internet. They take your information and put it out for bids. Has anyone tried the RFQ process online?
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Postby Iggyg00 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 8:41 pm

i will try it if you tell me where to go.
i need to save im still in college and dont have a check coming in once a week.
i wish i did tho
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Postby Iggyg00 » Tue May 18, 2004 8:53 am

Finally got the rest of the steel shipped to my house for free. 12- 24 ft lengths and got a extra 25 percent off because im a student so it worked out well. the build will begin this weekend. i also finished fiberglassing the hood that i was working on now all it needs is a sanding and paint.
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Postby the JoKeR » Tue May 18, 2004 4:15 pm

25% off?? That's huge! Did you find a local place or go through the RFQ method mentioned earlier? For that kind of discount, it'd be time for me to get another degree!
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Postby Iggyg00 » Wed May 19, 2004 8:59 am

I went through a local steel company in my home town. looked on there website and they had a form for students to get either a 25% off steel price or 50% off of cutting price. what was even better was when i went down and they said that shipping was free cause i was local so i have 24 ft lenghts coming to my house instead of 10 ft. Thank god my parents are cool about me using the 3 car garage at my house. right now it is full of my windshield frame, my 1970 olds delta 88 that i got when i was 13 and restored, metal for the frame, my hood, and the saw horses i built. i cant wait to get the build done and have a nice car that runs compared to my gmc jimmy
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Postby CAPPS » Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:31 am

Have you started your welding yet? What is your current status?
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Postby Iggyg00 » Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:59 pm

Well lets see. I have two more sections of the build to do. I was at NASA in maryland for the last 3 months working on a type of electric propulsion so not much got done. Know that i have a week before going back to school i will hopefully have the final two sections done and have all final welds done. We will see tho. Ironed out some more details for the build.

1. there will be a chevy 350 with a banks twin turbo kit on it
2. rear quarters will be carbon fiber
3. dash will be carbon fiber
4. hard doors
5. Also got a micro controller that will be hooked to a touch screen so that all components within the truck can be activated from this.

well thats it so far i will hopefully put pics up soon on the web we will see
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Postby the JoKeR » Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:34 pm

If you need a place to host the pics, let me know. You can e-mail them to me as well and I'll take care of them for you.

I'd like to see what you've gotten done so far.
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Postby Iggyg00 » Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:56 pm

Hey,
joker if I can get your email address I will email you the pics. I finally got them from my moms digital camera.
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Postby the JoKeR » Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:39 am

You can e-mail them to jeff@midwestwelding.com or you can create a folder and upload them directly to http://groups.msn.com/TremorMUVPictures/shoebox.msnw

From there, you can link the images to this site. Let me know if you need help on doing that.
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