Author Topic: Places to buy steel in San Diego area?  (Read 4670 times)

jefenger

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Places to buy steel in San Diego area?
« on: November 02, 2008, 11:05:50 PM »
Hi guys,

So I've started looking for  places to buy steel to make a few things for my Xterra, and I was wondering if there are any shops around the San Diego area that have good prices per foot? I checked out Industrial Metal Supply (http://www.imsmetals.com/) and asked about their 2" square tubing just as a reference point for prices, and they wanted $150 for 20ft. Is that the normal rate, or are they trying to jack me?

Anyone have a preferred steel supplier?  ;D

Thanks!

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Re: Places to buy steel in San Diego area?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 06:00:11 PM »
Escondido has a big metal shop - don't recall the name but they've got an Internet presence which you might be able to Google.

Found it: http://www.emsupply.com/pages/front.htm
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Re: Places to buy steel in San Diego area?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 06:02:54 PM »
We're heading down there this weekend to meet up w/a friend and plan out some projects.  My buddy has a place in mind and we're going to check it out.  I'll try and snag a biz card.
I like sammiches.  And bacon.  Sammiches with bacon.  And chips.  Lots of chips.

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Re: Places to buy steel in San Diego area?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008, 12:11:35 AM »
Thanks for the link Paul!

Bobby B., a business card would be much appreciated!

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Re: Places to buy steel in San Diego area?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 11:21:30 PM »
Bobby!

If you're gonna be in and around SD, if you have time to meet, would you mind bringing your stock roofrack crossbars?

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Re: Places to buy steel in San Diego area?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 09:02:08 AM »
The place we ended up was Escondido Metal Supply (same place Paul was referring to).

760-747-2632
1630 W. Mission Road
Escondido, CA 92029

It was alright.  I think the place in the IE I went to before, Schorr Metals, was better, but this place was good sized and seememd organized.
I like sammiches.  And bacon.  Sammiches with bacon.  And chips.  Lots of chips.

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Re: Places to buy steel in San Diego area?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 12:25:51 PM »
Thanks for the follow-up  8)

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Re: Places to buy steel in San Diego area?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2008, 11:26:22 AM »
Jesse how is the wilding going?
Did you build anything yet?
Hey don't get me wrong or anything, I have been in the outdoors but... is it always this dusty????