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Old 02-16-2013, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by timothale View Post
I usually build everything, I have a lathe, mill, plasma, torch Mig, tig, press, E wheel, bead roller, saws, etc It's easier to try and not re-invent the wheel every time. I check out my speedway catalog, the Welder Series,TCI, SCotts, Morrison, CCR, RPM, Etc. info. There are some pieces that aren't worth the time and material cost to try to build myself. But my steel supplier will order full length's of DOM tubing for about 30 % of what some of the catalogs want. And I regulary check out their inventory of cut offs, drops, before they load it into the recycle dumpster. That goes by the pound about 20 % of what full lengths would cost.
I agree with you on not trying to reinvent the wheel. But this is a hobby for me not a business and there is a certain satisfaction on building and fabing parts.Its like you could buy a car or hot rod already completed and save money,I have been told that many times,but I want to build a ride of my own,its not about money its seeing what I can do.And man it sounds like you got the gear to build anything you want.Someday I might be lucky to have a decked out Shed or Garage. Happy trails George
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