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I need oval metal tubing

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by Maximo, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    Preferrably aluminum and preferrably @3" x 1.75

    Should look like this.
    http://www.rossmachineracing.com/images ... nnert1.jpg

    I don;t know if any of you guys work in machine shops but I need @ 4 feet of this stuff and am having a hard time knowing where to look. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
  2. Yesfan70

    Yesfan70 I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv Famous

    I bet that's going to be a bit more expensive than typical round tubing. Have you tried the machine shops in your area? If not, that would be my first choice, then maybe Google/Yahoo for "metal supplies" or metal fabricators/fabrication, etc.

    I would think any kind of fab shop might be able to help you out.
  3. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    Yeah I was going to check with them but I figured I would check with you guys first.
  4. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    I am either going to use one tube at 3.0 - 3.5 inches wide or two tubes in the dimensions that they have. But at $15 a foot I will be spending $150 to mount my tv plus the mount. But if it works, it'll be pimp.
  5. Rope

    Rope Well-Known Member Famous

    Max -

    Check with a local custom car exhaust shop. Those folks get some pretty exotic requests for exhaust systems for street racers.

  6. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    Well, I finally found a manufacturer that offers what I need but he wanted $150 for a 4' section of 3.5" x 1.5" x .120". I figured out in the meatime that section of broken geoprobe rod (1.5" o.d. and about 3/8" wall thickness will be plenty. Price is right anyway.

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