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Matt Timion 01-14-2006 12:06 AM

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

The bracket looks like this:

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/coil.320.th.jpg

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?

diamondlarry 01-14-2006 05:17 AM

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.

Matt Timion 01-14-2006 07:53 AM

Re: Do you have the dimensions?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by diamondlarry
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:

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/battery.b3e.th.jpg

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):

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/03.e10.th.jpg

http://images5.theimagehosting.com/08.894.th.jpg

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

kickflipjr 01-14-2006 09:11 AM

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

SVOboy 01-14-2006 09:23 AM

Re: home depot and lowes sell
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kickflipjr
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.

GasSavers_DaX 01-15-2006 04:57 AM

All your metal needs can be
 
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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