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Where to get this square tubing frame

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Texas_Signmaker, May 12, 2019.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Where could I get a frame like this or at least the square tubing? Is 3" OD

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  2. CanuckSigns

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    I would think that is welded up at any local welding shop, I don't think shipping a premade steel frame that size would be cost effective. there are vinyl frmaes that are similar such as 4ever products
     
  3. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I didnt think Id get it premade...where can I get the tubing? I Googled and found some places that sell steel so I'll call Monday, just wondering if anyone has preferred suppliers.
     
  4. Moze

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    Looks like 3" steel tube since the corners are rounded.

    Might try Metal Supermarkets in Dallas. They'll cut it to length and pretty sure they can weld it up for you too.
     
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  5. Gino

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    Scrap yard, and they'll cut it, too.
     
  6. Johnny Best

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    Is it my computer but I do not see an image.
     
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    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    You can't see that little white rectangle inside of the grey outlined circle?
    I'm assuming the white is the tubing and the grey is just there for contrast.
     
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  8. Gino

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    Yeah, that makes sense.
     
  9. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    i fixy
     
  10. Johnny Best

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    Are you sure that it is steel tubing and not aluminum.
     
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  11. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Thank you, I called and got a quote on the metal...and they are quoting welding it together. I appreciate the advise.
     
  12. Ron the Sign Man

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    Any steel / metal shop will have it in large sticks to cut to size. I would use aluminium but it will be a bit more expensive for material and welding.
     
  13. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    It's a little rusty inside
     
  14. equippaint

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    Bet its alum too, 3x3 with flat bar welded top and bottom? Local fab shop/metal supplier. Looks pretty simple
     
  15. equippaint

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    Chinese aluminum then
     
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  16. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Is using aluminum better then steel?
     
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  18. Johnny Best

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    Yep, lighter, easier to find and have someone fabricate it for you. I would redesign it so you do not have all those screws at top and bottom and have the face fit in the sides better.
     
  19. zspace

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    Aluminum extrusions would work, but an aluminum frame of comparable strength will be heavier and you need some skills to weld it. If you want aluminum extrusions both GSG and Reece Supply carry SignComp extrusion products.
     
  20. night eagle

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    I think that’s overkill. A 1” square tube is completely sufficient.

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