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amazing vid! Those wheels look like the size I need.
Spoked rims on your truck? ...you should definitely RC this rig!
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That's the one GoodInk. Thanks for finding it.
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Spoked rims on your truck? ...you should definitely RC this rig!
It would be cheaper to just buy one.
    
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I was talking about from scratch (so it would be a custom car) but this works too.
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Hey - I hit up IMS on the way into work. Not sure how, but I got off easy, only ended up spending $21 for random chunk of aluminum that HAD to come to work with me.

OK, here's the pricing chart for the "round bin":

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They also have a section of foot long precut "bar" in round and rectangle:

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... and a foot of 3" round is 8.32# for $27

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They also have a misc aluminum bin that's $1.99/#:

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And I never really noticed the "artist's corner" ... 30 cents / pound?!



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Sooooo, there's some prices for ya. We can ship to you flat rate postal box(es) which varies but is either $7 for medium size box or $11? for large size. We could fit a lot of the precut discs in one of these. If you want a foot-long, I can cut it in the middle somewhere so it fits if you like. For thick stuff I usually start it with a parting tool in the lathe and then finish off with a sawzall.

I'm thinking that if the wheel diameter is 3", you would want 1/2" or 3/4" thick to keep proportions close to reality. Also saves money. The rounds are not perfectly flat, but are oversized, so that when truly flattened, are still thicker than their stated size. They are reasonably square and usually .010" + oversize on diameter.




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That looks like a fun place to visit.
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I appreciate you getting the info. It would cost me a fortune if that store was near my house. CANDY STORE!
Going to see if I have something like that around here.

I can do a little better on rounds and the 12" x 3"would only save me around $10 and I really need 3 1/2"....I will go do some more measuring and see if 3" would work, I set my frame height for 3 1/4".
Thanks again.
    
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I can do a little better on rounds and the 12" x 3"would only save me around $10 and I really need 3 1/2"....I will go do some more measuring and see if 3" would work, I set my frame height for 3 1/4". Thanks again.
Yeah I thought that as I was leaving ... 3-1/2". IMHO, if you could, make do with the 3" ... and for the duals, maybe use a piece that's twice+ as thick and make a groove in the middle (sort of like a yo-yo) and then it will be less work overall.

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That looks like a fun place to visit.
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I appreciate you getting the info. It would cost me a fortune if that store was near my house. CANDY STORE!
Going to see if I have something like that around here.
Yeah, that place is fun/dangerous to visit. Especially when carrying plastic! This particular store is IMS - Industrial Metal Supply. Their business is delivering 8 ~ 20 foot sections of metal to fab shops and work sites via semi-truck+flat bed. The retail area is just their side gig to make extra money on the rems that fall off from their real job.

This is the most dangerous area for me... the racks at the front of the warehouse. The tooling plates are all kinds of sizes and are precision ground with a mirror finish. They're from 3"x 14" to 14"x30" in thicknesses from .150 to 1.50. ALL KINDS of projects are born from this area.





And this makes me chuckle... 8+ foot long tubing they call remnants?!



They did have a piece of 3"+ round in this area, but was about 3 feet long, so even at the lower price, is still too much money.

I ended up buying some of that 2.5x5" round pipe ... they have 13" sections elsewhere for $1.99/#. Couldn't resist it.

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That is one cool place.
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Yeah I thought that as I was leaving ... 3-1/2". IMHO, if you could, make do with the 3" ... and for the duals, maybe use a piece that's twice+ as thick and make a groove in the middle (sort of like a yo-yo) and then it will be less work overall.
That is a good idea, I could pre-drill the "spoke" holes before I make the cuts.

Cali. has all the cool stuff!
    
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