Galvanized rectangular tube?

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  1. REDLYNER

    REDLYNER Mall Crawling Race Rig

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    Any ideas on where to get some? I spoke with 5 different places and no one had it in. They all said they could send standard steel out to get galvanized, but couldn’t get it before this weekend.

    Looking for about 15’ total.
    2 1/2 x 1 1/2” rectangular.
    Galvanized.

    I’m in charlotte area, but don’t mind paying for shipping. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    So, boat trailer tubing?
     
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  3. REDLYNER

    REDLYNER Mall Crawling Race Rig

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    Boat lift tubing
     
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  4. jyaks

    jyaks Well-Known Member

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    Don't they also use galvanized I beam for boat lifts?
     
  5. CLRracer

    CLRracer Mopar Nut

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    First an impossible to get trailer hitch, now impossible to get tubing. You need some easier projects lol.

    Duane
     
  6. Willc

    Willc Well-Known Member

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    There is a place out side cherryville that sales carport parts .
     
  7. Willc

    Willc Well-Known Member

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    Eaker carports
     
  8. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    We order from Totten on Insteel
    but for the quantities you prolly want shipping would suck
     
  9. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    This screams "fuller-bilt"
    :popcorn:
     
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  10. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    I used to torch cut & weld, galvanized. That be why I'm so smart today! :smokin:
     
  11. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    Galvanized steel is made to order. You might try with boat suppliers if it's for a lift.

    There's always zinc in a can, but that won't get the inside of the tube.
     
  12. REDLYNER

    REDLYNER Mall Crawling Race Rig

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    Multiple websites were advertising as having it, but it seems you are correct, everyone I spoke to has to send it out. Must not be very much demand to keep it in stock.
     
  13. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    Typically has to be fabricated first. Any brackets/cutting/etc all need to be done before it's dipped. That's why there isn't usually any laying around. A boat lift guy might have some already on hand if it's a typical size/use, but you're going to have to get lucky other than that.
     
  14. Black Bear

    Black Bear Well-Known Member Moderator

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    Aluminum might be an option..


    Most lifts I seen are all aluminum.
     
  15. REDLYNER

    REDLYNER Mall Crawling Race Rig

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    That was part of my key learning this morning. Even if I bought the 3 pieces I need, once they are welded on or drilled through it defeats the purpose of the galvanizing.
     
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  16. farmboy

    farmboy Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I would suggest aluminum (knowing nothing about your project) if you can get away with it. I have alot of random 2x4 drops and longer sticks (24') if you need any.

    I also suggest you visit a galvanizer sometime just to see how horrific of a place it is. Hahah
     
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  17. cufor98

    cufor98 Well-Known Member

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    Right...fab, then dip. Maybe you can finder a galvanizer willing to do it through a boat trailer dealer. Or just aluminium as said.
     

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