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Old 10-29-2007, 02:13 PM
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Stainless Steel Tubing

I Am In The Process Of Building A Custom 54 Ford Victoria That Is Going To Have A Tube Grill, So What I Am Looking For Is Some Recommendations Of Suppliers Of Polished 3/4" Tubing, I Am Looking For 6 Pieces Approx. 6' Long To Make My Grill. Any Help Will Be Appreciated Thanks....

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Try your local steel suppliers first and avoid shipping.

Here is a place
http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant...owunits=inches
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One of my favorite suppliers is McMasterCarr.com. They will blow you away with all of the products they have available.
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http://www.mcmaster.com/
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3/4" is going to be next to impossible to find locally. Industry uses 1/8", 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" anything larger goes to pipe.

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You will find that food and pharmacutical processing machinery uses alot of the larger SS tube.

I just started dealing with a company called Duhig..(funny name , huh?)


They had stuff that was reasonably priced, and was just what I was looking for. The website sucks, but give them a call..
Another place that I've bought ss tube is Valex

They are kind of snooty, but may be able to help you. They have a really big selection of tubing, but are geared towards selling to industrial shops.

You may find that "polished" tubing is somewhat rare, but the stuff that is "bright annealed" is very close to being polished in it's appearance.

You may find it cheaper to build your grill out of mild steel, then chrome or nickel plate it.

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McMaster-Carr has it - see their cat page 126:

http://www.mcmaster.com/

The price ranges are all over the place depending on wall thickness, but you do have to polish it yourself - no big deal with a buffer since it will get scratched during forming
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Do the polishing before you you do the creating. That way you only have some easy touch up. That's what the platers told me.

I think you will have a hard time finding polished SS tube. You can find "finished" which is power sanded with 180 grit. It's usually called brushed. You can get polished sheets but they are very expensive.

Here is another place here in Minn that we get a lot of stuff from
http://www.discountsteel.com/index.cfm/go/main.home.htm

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THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLYS, MCMASTERS HAS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED AT A GOOD PRICE EVEN WITH THE SHIPPING A LOT CHEAPER THAN LOCAL SUPPLIER PRICE THANKS AGAIN...
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McMaster Carr is an awesome mail order outlet. They ship really fast and never seem to out of anything. I just wish they carried speed equipment or street rod stuff. They are about the best place to get stainless steel fasteners though.

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