JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
8/9/13 3:59 p.m.

The guy works in a sheet metal shop. He brings home anything large that goes onto the scrap pile, and gives it to me. He just dropped these off:

One of the larger ones is 26 ga, the other is 22 ga!! This isn't the first time he's done this, either. I built my wheel wells with metal from him:

He's given me enough metal that I could probably do another entire car after this one is finished. If I found an old nissan pickup to cannibalize, I could probably make something like one of the 1930s datsun midget racers.

http://carzz.co/designbook/308/top-ten-racing-nissans/

http://www.datsunhistory.com/Racehistory1.html

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado UltimaDork
8/9/13 4:09 p.m.

Nice score!

Oh, and give Gertrude a scratch for me.

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
8/9/13 4:15 p.m.

Will do. she loves the attention......

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/9/13 4:20 p.m.

Very nice!

(Funnily enough, if you were by me I could drop off literal truck loads of that kind of scrap to you. We go up to 1/4" and down to 30GA. )

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
8/9/13 4:32 p.m.

Are you coming to the challenge?

bgkast
bgkast HalfDork
8/9/13 6:19 p.m.
Javelin wrote: Very nice! (Funnily enough, if you were by me I could drop off literal truck loads of that kind of scrap to you. We go up to 1/4" and down to 30GA. )

I don't suppose you happened to sell steel tubing and aluminum sheet too do you?

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/9/13 6:27 p.m.

In reply to bgkast:

Yes and yes, though neither of which is any good for automotive shenanigans.

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