Paging the engineering types

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Vass, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Vass

    Vass Guest

    ?I'm struggling to get hold of some steel and I know there are some
    Engineering in UKRM
    All the websites purporting to supply domestic DIY'ers want silly money

    I am looking for a sheet of 6mm Mild Steel sheet. 180mm x 260mm ( 7” x 10”)
    and 2 x 50mm Angle x 200mm long

    nice n clean, not rusty

    Can anyone help? happy to pay cash
    Vass, Jun 8, 2011
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    Jim Guest

    What you want for that kind of stuff is to look up "Steel Stockholder" in
    the yellow pages.
    Jim, Jun 8, 2011
  3. Vass

    JB Guest

    Our local place, Devizes Steel Supplies keep this sort of thing in stock.
    They will guillotine the plate and cut the angle to order. Bear in mind that
    the finish on most plate and angle is as it comes from the mill (hot rolled
    and covered in scale).
    If you want bright finish, BMS (bright mild steel) is available but much
    more expensive.
    As Jim stated in hi post, you want a steel stockholders.

    JB, Jun 8, 2011
  4. What you really want is a rare beast these days: a scrap yard where you
    can rummage. There's one near Pip and me (O'Dells in Biggleswade).

    If you find one, treasure it.
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Jun 8, 2011
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    R C Nesbit Guest

    Jb spoke:
    Or a steel fabricator, who is bound to have lots of
    off-cuts lying around.

    uppercase(d) BBIWYMC#1 BOG#11? MRO#31 IBCDBBB#1(kotl)
    FJ1200, CCM130 Benelli Cabriolet (gone)
    Looks like Rab C Nesbit.
    R C Nesbit, Jun 8, 2011
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    Simon Wilson Guest

    Try ebay. Eg

    Can work out expensive, but convenient.
    Simon Wilson, Jun 8, 2011
  7. Vass

    Vass Guest

    cleaning up is fine, i just want paint to stick thats all.
    6mm was just so I can thread it and bolt stuff to it, 5mm just did'nt seem
    meaty enough
    Thanks for the offerd on't go out of your way but if you can get a price
    please that'd be great.
    If I find some in the mean time, Ill let you know
    Vass, Jun 8, 2011
  8. Vass

    Vass Guest

    nice bike run up to Devizes, thats a nice option
    some lovely roads and a great tea shoppe in Marlborough too :)
    thanks for the tip
    Vass, Jun 8, 2011
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    Vass Guest

    yeh, one ebay seller wanted £ 90 + £ 20 delivery
    I used to work in a robotic welding machine factory and I'm pretty sure
    thats expensive
    I've emailed your link thanks, will see what they come up with
    Vass, Jun 8, 2011
  10. I was going to query that: I was taught that BMS was Black Mild Steel and
    BDMS was Bright Drawn Mild Steel, but it seems that BMD == BDMS these
    PipL alter ego, Jun 8, 2011
  11. I suspect you're probably sorted, but Mackay's metal warehouse in
    Cambridge would probably do that.
    PipL alter ego, Jun 8, 2011
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    Nige Guest

    Or as they used to be called when i rebuilt the Mk1 RS2000 - heaven.

    The one near Caistor was a day out & we used to have a great day at it
    Nige, Jun 9, 2011
  13. I assume you've looked in YP and found Steel Stockholders? Most of them
    won't be interested in piddling small amounts, but some will.
    Failing that, farmers buy steel plate, box, bar and angle for doing
    stuff around the farm, so look up Farm Supplies.
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jun 9, 2011
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    Lozzo Guest

    There was a great scrappy called Lenny Meddler's just off the A140
    outside Aylsham in Norfolk.,1.252441&spn=0.0038

    Looks like it's all been cleared out now, but you can see some cars
    still sitting around here and there on the outskirts of the trees. The
    field with the tyre tracks was rammed with cars when I lived around
    that area. As you drove up the drive there were loads of old car roofs
    sitting up each side, it took me a few visits to realise they used to
    be complete 1930s and 40s cars that had slowly rusted away until all
    that was left was the upper part of the body sunk into the ditch and
    the roof showing above it.

    Lenny lived in the huge house in the middle of the woods, and there was
    a fenced off compound with his special cars in, like Lotus Cortinas and
    all manner of damaged 50s and 60s exotica, about 60 or 70 of them all

    Versys 650 Inter-Continental Hyperbolistic Missile , CBR600F-W racebike
    in the making, TS250C, RD400F (somewhere)
    BMW E46 318iSE (it's a car, not one of those 2-wheeled pieces of shite
    they churn out)
    Lozzo, Jun 9, 2011
  15. Then you are going to want to sand it and etch prime it any way.

    Fraser Johnston, Jun 9, 2011
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    Vass Guest

    Vass, Jun 9, 2011
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    Vass Guest

    ?"Pip" wrote in message

    all sorted now thanks for your help
    Vass, Jun 9, 2011
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    Vass Guest

    ?"Vass" wrote in message

    ah, he's re-quoted, even better
    £19.80 plus £12.00 carriage
    Vass, Jun 9, 2011
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    Vass Guest

    ?"Pip" wrote in message

    Ah, see the post re: amazing timelapse?
    I did order the Dolly that tracks the camera, but after some thought, I
    cancelled the order
    and I'm going to have a go at making it
    Mainly because I'm sure I can build it for a lot less than the $ 650
    purchase price,
    after all its just a DIY'er cashing in on the interest he created with is

    its this
    Vass, Jun 9, 2011
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    JB Guest

    My mistake probably. Our local supplier always understands when I just ask
    for 'bright'.

    JB, Jun 9, 2011
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