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Checker Plate off cuts

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Dan, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hi guys,

    I am on the look out for some checker plate off cuts. I have rang around a few trailer places and steel works here but nothing fits the bill at the moment.

    I only need a strip of 510mm by 100mm it can obviously be bigger and I can cut it down.

    Cheers
    Dan
     
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    just buy it tight arse
     
  3. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Dan you could try a Metal fabrication shop,Smash repairs, Truck body builders they would all use checker plate one way or the other.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    well a lead for where from would be good Fluffy. Plus I only need a fairly small part.

    I was intending paying for the offcut too knob end!
    Yeah as you can imagine there isnt a lot of that up here, I am going to be calling a few trailer makers around the place on Monday, for now I am going to make do with some stainless steel I am wire brushing untl I find the checker or diamond plate I want
     
  5. eagle_predator

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    Dan another place you may wish to try is a boat builder/s if there's some in your area.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bunnings now stock it!

    Found a cut larger than I need for $30. Will get the old angle grinder out and cut it down.

    On the home stretch with the jukebox and will post photos when done
     
  7. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    phew, I was starting to get worried
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought so.
     
  9. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    maybe next time it can go in the "wanted" forum you so thoughtfully introduced :)

    you know, the one nobody uses ;)
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah I realised that after I had posted it but couldnt be bothered moving it. It's the time of year where I just dont care as much as normal
     
  11. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    yeah that January through to December can be a real killer :)
     

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