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Old 10-31-2010, 10:18 PM
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was looking to do a project with this alum, but when i look up sheets to order on mcmastercarr i get confused, is this stuff realy a lower grade than 6061?
i say this mostly because of prices i see
what is the common alum grade used for factory chassie construction?
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was looking to do a project with this alum, but when i look up sheets to order on mcmastercarr i get confused, is this stuff realy a lower grade than 6061?
i say this mostly because of prices i see
what is the common alum grade used for factory chassie construction?
Honestly, it may or may not be 6000 grade aluminum, but it really doesnt matter. 6000 series aluminum is really cheap itself, its very soft. The better aluminum parts are going to be made out of 7000 series aluminum(like 7075), but you rarely see it in this hobby, and its significantly more expensive(bar stock of 7000 series is 2-3 times more expensive).
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anything plate is likely 6061, and possibly (as stated above) 7075 or another 7k series.


Neither of those bend well (especially 7k) at small radii, so the baja and other bent chassis are likely a 5000 series.

7075 is more exppensive, but for a small "scrap" piece which would be enough fora chassis wouldn't be too bad. Check ebay, and any local scrap places as possibe.
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Avoid mcmaster for metal at all cost, its highway robbery.
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the kind that came from under the ground..........
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Thanks,
Who is better than mcmaster? i know there are alot of hobby metal retailers online
paying for shipping to me is robbery, i use to live near a fantastic metal supply store, but you realy only find those in huge citys, very disapointed i have to even pay for shipping now
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anything plate is likely 6061, and possibly (as stated above) 7075 or another 7k series.


Neither of those bend well (especially 7k) at small radii, so the baja and other bent chassis are likely a 5000 series.

7075 is more exppensive, but for a small "scrap" piece which would be enough fora chassis wouldn't be too bad. Check ebay, and any local scrap places as possibe.
Hehe, 6000 series is pretty darn easy to bend, by hand even. 7000 series on the other hand normally will "snap" before it bends.
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ORIGINAL: AdamHeard

anything plate is likely 6061, and possibly (as stated above) 7075 or another 7k series.


Neither of those bend well (especially 7k) at small radii, so the baja and other bent chassis are likely a 5000 series.

7075 is more exppensive, but for a small "scrap" piece which would be enough fora chassis wouldn't be too bad. Check ebay, and any local scrap places as possibe.
Hehe, 6000 series is pretty darn easy to bend, by hand even. 7000 series on the other hand normally will "snap" before it bends.
Yes, you can get 6061 to bend, but you won't get clean tight radius bends out of it that people associate with sheet metal work. Larger radius bends work though.


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