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any pix of custom made radiator support rods from a 30's coupe? thanks guys

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I've made some, I used a 3/8 carriage bolt. I found a slotted firewall bracket I don't remember what it came off. there are a couple of places out in the brush where old cars were dumped I used 3/8 CR rod, I found a piece of tubing, and threaded it internally for the carriage bolt, I chucked the 3/8 rod in the lathe and turned the ends down to the root dia for about and inch, The die slips over the turned end tight and I get good straight threads that way, then just put it all together.
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I used 3/8 rod threaded on each end to adjust. Once I had them set I measured them and bought some aluminum tubing and cut it to fit over the rod. Polished the tubing up to make it pretty and installed the rods. Pretty cheap and looks good. Stainless nuts help make it clean too.
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this is about what i was going to suggest
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