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Hot Rods Does anybody make stainless Hairpins and rear Ladder Bars?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by VonWegener, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. VonWegener
    Joined: Nov 19, 2009
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    I want to build a cookie cutter '32 and am too old laying on my back polishing chrome.
    So does anybody make stainless Hairpins and rear Ladder Bars?
     
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  2. i think So-cal does ?.....well at least the front hairpins
     
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  3. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
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    from Nebraska

    I've got So-Cal stainless hairpins on 4 of my deuces. along with stainless axles/tierod/draglink/panard/steering arms/pitman and on 2 of them stainless spindles. Their stainless parts are very high quality. I've yet to find someone making stainless ladder bars but I may have missed it. I make a set of stainless ladder bars several years ago and they worked fine on my deuce vicky.
     
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  4. dreracecar
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
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    from so-cal

    Not that hard to make, material cost is a determent over plain steel , takes the same amount of time to fabricate
     
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  5. chevyfordman
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    I wouldn't think that stainless bars are a good idea as stainless work hardens pretty fast. And since the hair pins flex a lot, the stainless will crack I would think. That is why chrome moly would be a better choice in my opinion. But I'm not the smartest guy on the block either. Remember the long forks on choppers, they were chrome moly because they had to flex a lot.
     
  6. The long springer forks on choppers were made from Henry ford wish bones :)
     
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  7. VonWegener
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    I think ChevyFordman is talking about the narrow springers like Dick Allens chrome moly versions.
     
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  8. chevyfordman
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    VonWegener is correct, I wasn't talking about the wish bone made ones but the chrome moly versions which can take all that flexing without cracking.
     
  9. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
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    I have SoCal Stainless Hairpins on my car. I couldn't find stainless ladder bars so I chromed mine.
     

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