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Jorge50505
02-09-2013, 12:50 PM
ok so i just purchased my plans to build myself a megalodon
first time builder here
now how do i order my tubing ?
plans call for 180 linear feet of DOM Tube 1-1/2" o.d. x 0.083" wall
what should i expect to pay?
by the way i will be taking this build slowly

lost26
02-09-2013, 02:40 PM
try Lakeside Steel (361) 289-1478 if they don't carry it ask them if they know who does around there. I think I paid $3 per foot for my 1.5x.120 dom and .083 was $2 something, I'm Sure it will vary but that was in Fort Worth..

Jorge50505
02-09-2013, 02:55 PM
try Lakeside Steel (361) 289-1478 if they don't carry it ask them if they know who does around there. I think I paid $3 per foot for my 1.5x.120 dom and .083 was $2 something, I'm Sure it will vary but that was in Fort Worth..

Awesome when i call them up what do i tell them exacly?
"Like i need 180 feet of tubing of 1.5 inch x .083"?
I just dont wanna sound like noob callin them up haha

boilermaker
02-09-2013, 08:19 PM
I think your gonna have to order more than 180'so you will have enough for mistakes and learning. You don't want to stop building and order more tubing if you run out.

RickS.
02-10-2013, 04:09 AM
You may also need to tell them how you need it cut.
They usually come in 17-24' random lengths.
If you have a 24' trailer that's fine.
If not, you need to let them know. If you don't have a trailer
I'd just have them cut in half. There may be a cut charge too.

gvouvakos
02-10-2013, 04:30 AM
In my country, almost all the times they come in 6 metres length (20 feet)

lost26
02-10-2013, 11:29 AM
All mine were 20ft length so when I didn't have my trailer I had to get it cut. I would also recommend getting more than what's needed. You will most likely notch 1 or 15 of them too short. Call them and ask if they have Dom tubing first and if they dont, ask if they know who does in your area.. If they do, just Tell them what you need and how much of it you need.. I'm sure they get calls all the time from people ordering for the first time so don't worry sounding like a noob. ;)

Trouble675
02-10-2013, 01:48 PM
I'm not familiar with Lakeside but if they're a larger outfit, they most likely will not cut it for you. Your tubing will most assuredly come in 20' lengths. If you would go to a machine shop, they probably will have what you need and cut it any length you want but it'll cost you more.