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Old 10-01-2021, 04:10 PM
Steve Hackel Steve Hackel is offline
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Location: Midlothian Ill
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Default Can someone 'cut & bend' 2 - 16ga angles ?

Hello; it sounds weird, but I need somewhat of a favor from anyone on
the forum that can help me... just a little? I lost my life long connection
of 40 years at Central Steel & Wire here in Chicago, the other shop I used

for things like this has closed up because of the virus

I am in need of 2, 16ga angles cut and bent - 1" x 2" x 36" (+/- by 1/16"th) to finish the repairs of the subrails in my 1930 Model A' coupe.

I currently have no 16ga materials and don't want to buy a 4'x8' sheet,
and if I did I have no way of shearing it . Anyone available for a quick
project, I'll pay you for your time & materials and the shipping
Thanks in advance, Steve Hackel 708-687-4183
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Old 10-03-2021, 10:39 AM
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Jack 1957 Jack 1957 is offline
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:20 AM
weldtoride weldtoride is offline
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Location: Northern Illinois
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Default Repurposing suggestion

Have you thought about cutting off what you need from a larger cross section square or rectangular tube? A cut-off wheel or two on a grinder will separate what you need.

If all you are looking for is 1x2, maybe even a heavy steel shelf can provide the right gauge.

I was scrapping last month and always have my eye open for possible assets at the scrap yard. Where I live half the yards will sell back for cash, and my favorite 2 yards actually set aside pieces likely to attract another life.

I needed new running boards for my 4x4 pickup, I scored a couple pallet rack horizontals that were approximately 2x6 in boxed section. Not sure of the gauge, too late to check as I welded end caps on before installing them.

I always see plenty of steel shelving in the yards, but some companies sell new shelving components separately as well.
Mark from Illinois

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Old 10-12-2021, 08:21 PM
Don Papenburg Don Papenburg is offline
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Location: LaSalle county Illinois , USA
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Steve , If you would like I have two five foot angles bent up that will work .
I bent them after I read your post ,just to be able to use my newly purchased metal slitter. Drop a line for more info. Don
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Old 10-13-2021, 12:08 AM
Steve Hackel Steve Hackel is offline
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Thanks for all the help and suggestions here. Been in touch with Don, and as soon as we can make arrangements between the farm crops and the two
weekends I was committed to, I'll have my angles ! Thanks for your help!
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