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Unread 12-15-2010, 05:48 PM   #1
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metal for my tj?

as most have seen i am building a bumper for my tj

does anyone know where i could get some sheet steel 1/4th inch i have both a mig and a arc welder i am adding a stinger n 2 supports to the stinger also i tried home depot lowes ace no luck

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Unread 12-15-2010, 05:51 PM   #2
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Yellow pages... It wouldn't be 1/4" sheet, but plate.

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Edit: Nice looking bumper plans!
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Unread 12-15-2010, 06:59 PM   #3
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Hard to believe a person would own a welder and presumeably have the ability to use it and not know where to buy steel.

Nice drawing by the way!
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Just curious..... Why 1/4"?

3/16" will be plenty with proper reinforcement for the d-ring mounts and you will save a significant amount of weight.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 07:12 PM   #5
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Just curious..... Why 1/4"?

3/16" will be plenty with proper reinforcement for the d-ring mounts and you will save a significant amount of weight.
x2, I'd go with 3/16" for the majority of the bumper and maybe 1/4" for the winch plate and mounting brackets. That's what I did and it's still too heavy IMO
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Yellow pages... It wouldn't be 1/4" sheet, but plate.

Google

Edit: Nice looking bumper plans!

a plate?
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Unread 12-15-2010, 07:37 PM   #7
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a plate?


Plate refers to thicker metals... Sheet metal is usually classified by different gauges of thicknesses (ie. 18 ga.). Steel Plate is thicker and measured by increments of an inch (ie. 1/4"). Steel Plate is usually 1/4" and bigger, everything less than that is technically sheet metal. Steel plate is usually used for things structural in nature while sheet metal is used for... sheet metal. Here's a link.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 07:47 PM   #8
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so as the guys recommended 3/16ths were can i get it? ( i borrowed the arc welder from my uncle and the mig for "tjluke" so yeah i know how to weld though my uncle taught me maybe a fence builder ppl/shop?
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just look for a steel/metal supplier in your area. Google is wonderful

Steel Suppliers of Central Florida - Space Coast Group

Tampa Steel & Supply

thats what Google showed me
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im literally 10 mins from the keys iim in homestead lol
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your location says redlands so thats what I typed in. I don't know Flordia's layout that well so you might as well be speaking French LOL
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Unread 12-15-2010, 08:16 PM   #13
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your location says redlands so thats what I typed in. I don't know Flordia's layout that well so you might as well be speaking French LOL
i live at the very souther point of florida water all around well 3 sides in a very broad explanation
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Just out of curiosity, have you looked at the Savvy Off Road TJ bumper? It's worth looking at before you put lots of $$$ and time into building your own.

Check my signature for the link if you don't have the website address.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 09:59 PM   #15
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Just look for steel/metal suppliers in your area on google or yellow pages. One thing though, make sure you call first, when I was looking for locations I found several places that would only sell in large sections. For example a few places would only sell tubing in 24 foot sections. I found one place which was an industrial metal supplier but was willing to cut some up for me. Just a heads up.
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