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Old 07-13-2005, 05:39 PM
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"metal heads"...please help!

Hello all.I am trying to reproduce a set of front frame/motor mounts from a 63 Jag.I fell sure I can do it ,but the problem is I cant find the right size tubeing.It uses several different sizes,but the ones im having problems with measure 1inch by1 and 1/4,I also cant find 1and 1/4 by 1 and 1/2.I have checked all of the metal suppliers i usually deal with and they tell me there is no such thing.Any help would be great.Thanks!
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:29 PM
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do have any pics of this thing? the only thing i can think of for your pipe size is to buy some tubing with one of the correct dimensions, cut it in half to narrow it to the correct width and then reweld it.

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I know....I thought of that,but that would be about 40 feet of welding.........I will try to post some pics tomorrow.
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For what it is worth. I used to buy tubing for a specialty metal fab shop. It is probably out there , in fact I would be surprised if it was not. It sounds like you want rectangular tubing for that one piece. Try MSC industrial supply online or - 1-800-645-7270. You can get an account and they will ship right to your door. I just bought an odd ball piece of 3/8" thick - 3" x 3" 5052 aluminum for $40.00 to my door in 2 days. Another source that should have it would be Chicago Tube & Iron. They have much weirder stuff than that by far.
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After looking in Ryerson and Edgcomb Steel catalogs of the last 20 years...

The 1x1 1/4 (14 gauge wall thickness only) was an item stocked by Edgcomb Steel about 20 years ago. It's not currently stocked by them, but at least it was made at one time. Somebody out there (maybe a scrap yard?) prob has a stick of it. Be a bit of a slog finding it, though.

I can't find any listing, ever for 1 1/4 x 1 1/2. Maybe welding your own out of an existing size is the way to go. Don't blame you for wanting to buy it- keeping everything straight during welding takes time, not to mention the distortion that often happens when existing tubing is cut apart. It would be easier to do if you could weld up short sections. Good luck!
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Hey guys,Thanks for all of your info!I will try MSC,Chicago Iron,and whereever else I can think of.Once again...THANKS for all of you replys!
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