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2nd hand steel sources (SoCal)

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I live in Southern California, and struggle to find junkyards. Seems simple, I know, but there are only recycling stations (the 5 cents per bottle/can thing) car wrecking stations, and the rare part supplier (which is technically a junkyard) But I am looking for a place that might have old anvils, vises, tongs, files, coil springs, leaf springs, jackhammer bits, rebar, etc. I know I could probably get leaf springs and coil springs from an auto wrecking facility, but I would rather be able to walk around and pick up things that look useful, such as a big hunk of mild steel, or a bucket of old tools, etc..

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There are plenty of scrap yards in Los Angeles. I used to haul the chips from the machine shop down to them from Utah. I believe they were near Slauson Ave. One had a pile of forklifts about 16' tall.

Also go to the source for some items. Rental yards, earth moving equipment repair shops, etc..

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