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Scotty

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Chassis Steel
« on: 20 April 2021, 06:52:11 pm »
Good evening fellow builders trust you are all well.

OK that the peasantries over with now down to business.
Has anyone been buying Chassis Steel of late and if so where are you getting it from?
I have just spent the best part of a day on the phone to major Steel Stockholders North of the wall and they have either said "no we don't do it" OR "no we can't get it". The can supply 75mm X 50mm X 3mm but as I am not contracting out to the British Army to build midget tanks, I am at a loss to find suitable steel for the Chassis Legs.
Any and all help on this would be appreciated and as I will be venturing down for the 26th of May event, I would combine this pleasure trip with a bit of pillaging for parts and materials etc.

Regards,

Scotty   

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jim

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #1 on: 21 April 2021, 06:17:23 am »
I use FH Brundle for my steel supplies https://www.fhbrundle.co.uk/. The sort of box/rectangular section you want is called ERW, It usually has a thin wall of 1-2mm.

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #2 on: 21 April 2021, 08:23:04 am »
The website for metalmaniauk.com is currently showing 75x25x1.5 and 75x25x2 in stock.
 

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #3 on: 21 April 2021, 09:07:35 am »
Thank you gents for the info, you English appear to be keeping everything for yourself down there 😁😁.
Will have to do a bit of, “repatriation of assets” when I come down over “the wall” for the meeting in May but fear not, I have been practicing to speak the lingo so we should be good.🤞🤞

Thanks once again.

Scotty

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #4 on: 21 April 2021, 10:57:27 am »
The place I got mine from is showing out of stock: https://www.themetalstore.co.uk/products/16swg-1-6mm-thick-mild-steel-rectangular-box-section.

 It might be worth having a word with Rhys, as there's a stockist in Tamworth that he gets his steel from.

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #5 on: 21 April 2021, 12:00:12 pm »
Thank you Chris, Rhys has intimated that he will make enquiries at said supplies for me.

The only thing or things I can take from this, which may be worth flagging up to others, is shortages or the breakdown in supply chains which impact on builds.

I know there are more important thing to life and wellbeing at the moment (such as Scottish rugby) 😁 but it may be worthwhile to suggest to others within the group, who have experienced difficulties in sourcing items, that they could post their experiences with details of the item or items in question AND the supplies who came up with the goods.

Just a suggestion 🤔🤔

By the way thanks Jim for the tip but like the supplier mentioned by Chris, they seem to be out of stock.

Regards

Scott

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #6 on: 28 April 2021, 11:21:51 pm »
I have come across Rapid Metals (www.rapidmetals.co.uk) they have 75x25mm ERW box tube in stock.

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #7 on: 28 April 2021, 11:37:15 pm »
Clive H,

Thank you very much for the information, it would appear this size of box section is not that common and for whatever reason, like hens teeth to find.

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Scotty

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #8 on: 07 May 2021, 09:42:19 am »

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #9 on: 07 May 2021, 10:21:49 am »
Chris,

Thank you very much for that bit of news will make contact.

Regards,

Scotty