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Author Topic: Metal Fabrication in Los Angeles Area?  (Read 292 times)

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Jmoneyphx

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Metal Fabrication in Los Angeles Area?
« on: May 23, 2017, 07:57:37 pm »
Hi All,

Can anyone recommend a metal fabricator in the LA area to help make a blank aluminum control panel for a sega gremlin cabinet? I don't know if I'm looking in all the wrong places, but I'm striking out with fairly insane price quotes. Any pointing in the right direction would be much appreciated.
Thanks!

EDIT: Realizing this should probably be in Buy/Sell/Trade. Apologies. Mods feel free to move.
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Re: Metal Fabrication in Los Angeles Area?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 04:20:10 pm »
I don't have a recommendation, but what are the quotes coming in at? I would guess around $200 for one piece.

You might be able to get it a little cheaper by getting it cut on a water jet, then paying someone else to bend it. That would be a pretty quick cut, so you might be able to get that part done for maybe $50 - $75? Bending could be fairly cheap, but getting it right the first try could be tricky, especially if you don't have an example piece.

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Re: Metal Fabrication in Los Angeles Area?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 04:22:51 pm »
You may want to talk to Takeman on klov as well. He has done quite a few runs of control panels, and may be able to get it done cheaper than you can. He may even be able to do a small run of them if there is enough interest to sell them. He seems to be the expert in the metal piece reproduction game.

  
 

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