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Old 06-18-2019, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Fender braces

Wondering if any of you have used the brackets to replace the Y yoke bracket holding the fenders in place? 1940 Ford If so, heavy enough to be worth buying or should i just build some? Sales fellow at Drakes had no idea how or what they were made of or how sturdily built.

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Old 06-18-2019, 10:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fender braces

I used the rear fender braces from Drake for a 40 Tudor sedan on both sides. They worked
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:04 PM   #3
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Hi; The Drake front replacement types for St Rods are great and popular. Yes you can make your own.. it helps to have a good pair to copy. Newc
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:50 PM   #4
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Hi; The Drake front replacement types for St Rods are great and popular. Yes you can make your own.. it helps to have a good pair to copy. Newc
Newc has good advice.
I bought a set from Drake on my first convert, a '40 and then made my own on the other three converts I did.
They are not difficult to make.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:41 PM   #5
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I'm feeling that you both agree that they are strong enough to do the job. From the pic I can't tell if they are flimsy.

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Old 06-19-2019, 07:06 AM   #6
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You might want to make something like this out of 1/8 x 3/4 x3/4
or 1/8 x 1 x 1 angle iron. They are bolted to holes already in the stock frame.
I didn't drill any new holes. You could also use square tubing. Cap it off and drill
access holes to hide the bolt heads. Still working after 20 years.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:29 AM   #7
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I've used the Drake ones and they are plenty strong.
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