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Old 06-22-2012, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default Front fender braces ??

i have an early 1931 coupe . the front fender braces are round cast . is this the correct braces or should they be stamped steel ? which is a better brace ?? ... thank you .. steve
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Front fender braces ??

It is my understanding that the stamped steel braces were introduced in the 1930 model year. Gar Williams
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If I understand the Judging Standards correctly (Section 4, page 4-14 Revised 2011 ff) the front fender braces underwent a number of changes:

Thru April 1929 – forged with 3-bolt mounting;
April 1929 – stamped brackets with tapered channel and 3-bolt mounting (both forged and stamped used during April/May 1929);
November 1929 – stamped brackets with straight channel and 2-bolt mounting;
January 1930 – new forged design with 3-bolt mounting;
April 1930 – stamped steel with open side of the channel facing fender.

There were other changes having to do with reinforcements, channel length, etc., which are spelled out in the Judging Standards.
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wow ! thank you ! i figured they were older than my coupe ........
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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Hey Steve,


I'ed go with the forged type, much stronger than the pressed steel..The steel type tend to crack at the bottom.


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