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Greetings all ... it's been a while since I've posted last.

I remember a few years back, someone had posted a list about the different types of steel you could find on a car or in a junkyard. I'm having trouble finding it on this new site format (looks great by the way). Could someone help me locate it?

Thanks.

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Please remember that when you find it that there is no guarantee that those are the actual alloys used.  A manufacturer can change them at whim---I have even run into a low carbon leaf spring before. (OK only 1 in 34 years of smithing; but...)  Some of the values are just wrong to start with.  My favorite example is that many list Jackhammer bits as S7. Probably due to the fact that the alloy list in Machinery's Handbook says that S7 would make great jack hammer bits.  Unfortunately they would cost a lot more and so one gentleman who's career was resharpening bit posted that in over a million bits he had only a handful that were not around 1050.

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Hey Sam good to see you again! :)  What you been up to?

Stick around a while you'll find out about the issues in the new format. Oh like not being able to see one of the many MANY times the junkyard ID charts have been posted here. :huh:

Frosty The Lucky.

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Thanks.

Hey Sam good to see you again! :)  What you been up to?

Stick around a while you'll find out about the issues in the new format. Oh like not being able to see one of the many MANY times the junkyard ID charts have been posted here. :huh:

Frosty The Lucky.

Hi Frosty ... life's been busy.

I know I've been neglecting IFI ... I've missed it, but time has been a scarce commodity lately.

Hopefully things will quiet down soon.

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