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Where to get sheet metal? - August 3, 2008, 03:06 AM

Ive drawn out a simple design I need to get made out of sheet metal for a bracket to mount my license plate. Its very simple, no longer than 8in long, about 1 inch wide, with 4 holes punched in it.

Anyone know where I can get something really simple like this done at? They dont do this sort of thing at home depot / lowes do they?
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They won't do it for you but why not get a set of snips, a mallet, and do the thing yourself.
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Sterling Sheetmetal
1111 W Church Rd Ste 1D2
Sterling, VA 20164
703-444-6337

They fab ductwork, so they ought to be able to help you out.


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Sterling Sheetmetal
1111 W Church Rd Ste 1D2
Sterling, VA 20164
703-444-6337

They fab ductwork, so they ought to be able to help you out.
Jesus thats like a 15 second walk from my house, I didnt even know they were there, Ill give them a call Monday thanks
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Go by any outfit that does a/c ducting and ask them for a piece of scrap metal. I got a 3' x 1 ' piece of duct scrap several years ago and have been making all kinds of brackets for Craig's bikes since then (License plate brackets, small brackets to attach race fairings, a bracket to attach the brake reservoir to the right clip-on, etc). All I use is a "sharpie" to trace shapes (if needed), a tin snip to cut the piece to shape, a file to get rid of the sharp edges, some pliars to help bend to the right shape, a drill to create the appropriate holes, and a can of black spray paint (suitable for painting metal) to paint the pieces. It works like a charm and the steel ducting is much sturdier than a lot of the original aluminium pieces.
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Go by any outfit that does a/c ducting and ask them for a piece of scrap metal. I got a 3' x 1 ' piece of duct scrap several years ago and have been making all kinds of brackets for Craig's bikes since then (License plate brackets, small brackets to attach race fairings, a bracket to attach the brake reservoir to the right clip-on, etc). All I use is a "sharpie" to trace shapes (if needed), a tin snip to cut the piece to shape, a file to get rid of the sharp edges, some pliars to help bend to the right shape, a drill to create the appropriate holes, and a can of black spray paint (suitable for painting metal) to paint the pieces. It works like a charm and the steel ducting is much sturdier than a lot of the original aluminium pieces.
Ya thats essentially what I thought about doing, however that requires pliars, snips, files, clamps, and drills, all of which I dont own. I would head to Will's house and use him for his tools and garage, however hes out of town for 3 weeks so I was looking for a quick way to get a simple piece made.

Im going to drop my bike off at RnR tomorrow for a week, I might see if they can make something simple. We'll see, thanks for the ideas
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i made my own license plate bracket. I'm sure i could make another. Does yours do anything special?
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Will should be able to hook you up when he gets back. He is supposed to be pretty handy with a wrench and doing metal work/re-working metal. That is what I have heard.

Just don't bring him a Buell.
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i made my own license plate bracket. I'm sure i could make another. Does yours do anything special?
If I cant get one through the sheet metal shop, rnr, or will, ill let you know. Thanks for the offer.

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Will should be able to hook you up when he gets back. He is supposed to be pretty handy with a wrench and doing metal work/re-working metal. That is what I have heard.

Just don't bring him a Buell.
Ya he is, only guy Ive seen remove a broken bolt in a bike that I would call impossible to remove, replace fork seals, build computer towers, build a triumph, all in the span of like a month. Hes handy indeed.
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all u need is 8" x 4" buy it from home depot, go to the lumber dept ask for alumium shingles, it come it a pack of 10, u can bent to the sharp u want cost $2.30 a pack. or buy a cutter too. $6.99
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lol i could make it for you with the metal at my house... but whatever works for you... let me know.


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I get mine at Home Depot and Lowes and bang them out myself. They sell bar aluminum, too. All ya need is a hacksaw, snips, dremel, file, and drill.


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I work part time at RnR and work full time as a machinist in NW,DC. Let me know what you need.


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Ya dodge, I was PM'd to contact you. Ill see if I need your help with this... Im dropping the bike off tomorrow at RnR... Rick is in town this week right?
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Mike if you need some metal let me know, i've got 16g/24g Galv., perf stainless... i can drop it off tonight or whenever at RnR...


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