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 Post subject: I got my steel, rockrails finished and installed
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:49 pm 
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so I went and bought the steel today to try and make me some rock rails. I priced out a few different sizes.

2x2x1/8 was $4.63 a foot
2x1x1/8 was $3.01 a foot
1 1/2x 1 1/2 was $2.21 a foot

The place I went to told me that the big difference in price is because whatever they pay for the steel when they buy it is what they charge the customer (with markup of course) so if they have an unpopular size that has been sitting in the yard for 3 years, you are paying the price from 3 years ago.

I decided to go with the 2x1 which cost me about $61 after taxes and cutting fees. However, they actually gave me 2x1 1/2. When I saw them cutting it I thought it was the wrong size but I didn't want to say something and be wrong and look like an idiot. When I got home though, I measured it and sure enough wrong size. Oh well, I can live with it.

So next step is to measure, measure again, cut and weld... I will post pics when I finish.

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 Post subject: Finally Done
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:56 am 
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It took a while but here they are. I made them stickout further than most I have seen. Troy has inspired me on eh color :-))

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Not big on the color, but those look good, nice job! Hope to get started on my nerf steps petty soon, got to buy some tubing.


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they look pretty good, did you do the welding?

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TAHOE wrote:
Not big on the color, but those look good, nice job! Hope to get started on my nerf steps petty soon, got to buy some tubing.


thanks. I didn't think too many folks would be too keen on the color but I like it and the wife likes it so it will work for now. Just spray can for now but once I've seen it on for a while and decide if I really like it or not I will probably take them and have them proffessionally painted.

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jsc7002 wrote:
they look pretty good, did you do the welding?


Thank you. Yes, I used a 110V HF flux core welder. Just made sure to take my time and let it burn in. First time I have welded in about 20 years so had to grind a couple down and do them again until I got back in the groove.

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