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I want to make the rear frame section of my sprty out of small I-beam, WHY? cause I think it will look cool, I am funny that way....

I spent all day yesterday going to steel yards in Houston looking and asking, they think what I want does not exist...

I am looking for a small i-beam, 1 3/4 to 2" tall...and an inch or less wide......any ideas?

My only idea is to weld two pieces of channel steel together and create an i-beam.....

What do y'all think?
 

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big_al said:
I want to make the rear frame section of my sprty out of small I-beam, WHY? cause I think it will look cool, I am funny that way....

I spent all day yesterday going to steel yards in Houston looking and asking, they think what I want does not exist...

I am looking for a small i-beam, 1 3/4 to 2" tall...and an inch or less wide......any ideas?

My only idea is to weld two pieces of channel steel together and create an i-beam.....

What do y'all think?
Get it right and it'll look the dog's bollocks!http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8464&stc=1&d=1155148047
 

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Moonshiners said:
early ford front end...? or is that to close to the latest "bitch builder" craze...?
That might be a good idea.......
 

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don't say that you'l give me a complex! but yea, best way to get a good sturdy I-beam... dunno if it will work but it's what i'd use if i needed one -

only cos when i need something i try and make it out of something i already have, cos i'm a cheap SOB, and have a ton of crapola lying around....
 

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The early ford front end aint gonna be the easiest to weld, gonna have to heat it up with a torch or something. It would be way word it though. didja try triple S steel? those guys have all kindsa junk.
 

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tbone16 said:
The early ford front end aint gonna be the easiest to weld, gonna have to heat it up with a torch or something. It would be way word it though. didja try triple S steel? those guys have all kindsa junk.
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I think the early ford is ductile steel to allow for flexing. Not to mention it's fucking heavy as all hell.

For what you're trying to do I would think the T bar with a piece of flat bar welded to the bottom (or top) would to the trick. I've never seen T or I bar in anyting smaller then 3".
 

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caffeine said:
mcmaster has it just do a search. not sure what sizes etc. you are loooking for though
Theirs are too big....
 
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