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Re: stainless steel jeep on Ebay
Sorry, but I think you're wrong. I can't find definitive data, but I have a steel supplier catalog that lists 1018 (cold rolled mild steel) 1" square bars at 3.403 pounds per foot, and 304 (stainless) 1" square bars at 3.400 pounds per foot.
I also have a reference book that lists steel at 495 pounds per cubic foot, and nickel, which is the main component of most stainless steels, at 541 pounds per cubic foot, or about 9% more than steel.
Either way the difference isn't significant, and I have to believe that the catalog weights are pretty good since they're used for shipping purposes. Stainless always SEEMS heavier though.