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    Slotted metal strip for making brackets

    Years ago I picked up some slotted metal strips which were commonly used by car stereo installers for making brackets and what not.

    Basically it was 1m or so lengths of steel, about 10-15mm wide, maybe 2mm thick, with a series of slots punched out of the middle.

    You could cut the length you need, bend it to shape, and then put screws through the slots.

    Buggered if I can fund a source for it now, any ideas?
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    I last bought some from Bunnings or local equivalent. Although now they'd probably only carry the version for hanging plumbing pipe with. Seems a lot of the hardware range has disappeared to be replaced with 14 types of garden ornament...
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    it's hidden away in half a bay and disappears into the shelves. It's weak as piss for anything other than stereos i've found. Metal supplier and get some thin strapping in a few different sizes, can still be bent easy in a vice you just have to BYO holes.

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    Not local and stupid freight costs, but this sort of thing?
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/9-Metal-M...-/251359322571

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    Yeah, that Carinya stuff from Bunnings has an equivalent product at my work (Mitre 10), sadly I am stuffed if I can remember the brand name of them. But yeah they look like the same thing with a different name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shonky View Post
    Not local and stupid freight costs, but this sort of thing?
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/9-Metal-M...-/251359322571
    Yeah that's basically it.

    Although the stuff I had before was shiny and all the holes were elongated, not just the ones at the end.
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    What's every ones thoughts on using that stuff to mount a trans cooler?
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    The au put the fucking tunnel in with the bullbar. Even Chuck Norris respects the ability of the au coon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rdyno View Post
    What's every ones thoughts on using that stuff to mount a trans cooler?
    potato spec in my opinion and used by dodgy cunts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    potato spec in my opinion.
    Yea that's what I was thinking I have used those cable tie things that go through the radiator once before

    The cunt that sold me the trans cooler never sent me the brackets and I don't know where to get 2x10mm metal strip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Nicholson View Post
    Yeah that's basically it.

    Although the stuff I had before was shiny and all the holes were elongated, not just the ones at the end.
    http://bluewireautomotive.com/produc...cket-universal ?
    http://www.imds.com.au/axis-metal-ta...230x16mm-pair/
    http://www.imds.com.au/axis-metal-ta...t-mg-mercedes/

    Have you tried talking to a car stereo installer?
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    Well I found a little piece of this shit while cleaning out the shed.



    If that helps...

    I also found an old Meccano set which has some similar strips in it, they are quite thick, but the holes aren't slotted which makes it not quite as useful.



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    Probably overkill but Jaycar sell DIN rail:http://www.jaycar.com.au/din-rail/p/HM3092

    I'm using some to mount the driving lights on the Citroen. Have seen guys using it to mount radios, power distro boxes, siren amps etc. I'll probably use some to mount a big invertor and maybe a split charger in the next car.

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