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Need Piece of Aluminum Plate for Gun Project

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Easystreet, Jan 15, 2010.

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  1. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    Where can I get a piece of aluminum plate (about 1/8" to 3/16" thick) for a gun (recoil pad) project? A piece that's about 4" wide by 8" long would be plenty big enough.

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    Easystreet
     
  2. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Can you use 2 pieces 4x4??
     
  3. Smithy47

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    Go to your local machine shop. Most have it in stock and they usually have scraps that you could get cheap. Bob
     
  4. Auctioneer

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    Machine shop for a new piece but try your local scrap iron place. In our phone book its under SCRAP METALS, also, look under RECYCLING. We have a scrap iron that has a spot they put all aluminum. At times they have a good selection. Its also cheaper then the machine shop prices.
     
  5. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Give Enco a call, I have never seen any material wider then 2" that was needed to make any type of recoil plates.
     
  6. Hap MecTweaks

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    Stop at a DOT maintenance station and inquire about damaged road signs? Hap
     
  7. Ed Y

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    Where are you located. I've got what you're looking for, free, here in New Jersey.

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    908 753-2365
     
  8. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    Barrelbulge,

    No. Two pieces 4"x4" wouldn't work. Thanks.

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    Toolmaker251,

    A piece that's 2" wide MIGHT work, but due to the fact that the pad is going to be angled a little bit is why I said 4". But again, 2" MIGHT work. Thanks.

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    HAP,

    I doubt that road signs are thick enough. Thanks.

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    ED Y,

    Check your Private Messages, please. Or, if you would rather talk by phone, just let me know. Thanks.


    Easystreet
     
  9. Hap MecTweaks

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    Easystreet, yes they are, I've used them for the same idea you have. Matter of fact, I have an adjustable set of road signs on my P-TM-1 and have had for several years! Hap
     
  10. perazzi_01

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    Stick with alunimum , specially if there is any thickness involved.....trust me.
     
  11. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Easystreet, you need 2 pieces of 2"X6" material, I never seen a pad that was wider then 2" or longer then 5 13/16 My dimensions will work on all pads.
     
  12. Auctioneer

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    I'm sure he would want a larger piece of metal and work it down because as we all know its very hard to build something up when its smaller then you need.
     
  13. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the help from everyone! I really appreciate it. Ed Y has agreed to send me a couple of pieces of aluminum plate. Thanks, Ed.

    I'm looking forward to doing some tinkering. Now I just need to figure out the best way to get this plate attached to both the recoil pad and the stock so that I can take it off the stock easily if I need to.

    Easystreet
     
  14. Ed Y

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    They're on the way.

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