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Old 01-14-2006, 01:06 AM   #1
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Where to get scrap metal?

I want to get some metal and make a bracket for my coil.

The bracket looks like this:



I went to home depot the other day and saw no metal for sale anywhere. Am I missing something? Shoudl I try walking up and down the isles at Lowe's or Sutherlands? What about ACE Hardware?

Would something like this be easy to make? Any suggestions?
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Old 01-14-2006, 06:17 AM   #2
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Do you have the dimensions?

Do you have the dimensions? Can it be alluminum? I can get small pieces of alluminum from where I work. The design looks simple enough to bend up in a bench vise.
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Re: Do you have the dimensions?

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Do you have the dimensions? Can it be alluminum? I can get small pieces of alluminum from where I work. The design looks simple enough to bend up in a bench vise.
I can get dimensions. I had to destroy my previous one while removing it. The only guy I can find who sells them wants $60 for it with a used coil. He says they don't come seperate.

He also wants $45 for this:



I figure I can fabricate something like this up as well.

I am planning on going to the junkyard today and hope to find suitable replacement parts. I won't find something for the same car, but I'm hoping that some of Honda's earlier cars will have similar parts.

Another few pictures of the coil bracket (from a how-to online):





If I can't find anything today I can get dimensions to you. I also agree with you on the simplicity of the design.
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home depot and lowes sell

home depot and lowes sell short lengths of steel and alluminum (at least where i live).
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Re: home depot and lowes sell

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home depot and lowes sell short lengths of steel and alluminum (at least where i live).
Same here. I can get a 3x6 foot sheet of aluminum if I need it.
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Old 01-15-2006, 05:57 AM   #6
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All your metal needs can be found at www.mcmaster.com. It's where I buy all my metal from - except when I need stainless tubing - www.burnsstainless.com
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