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Old 01-30-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default 1932 Ford frame spreader bars

Looking for advice. Where would you guys go to buy repop 1932 Ford frame spreader bars?
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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I would have to need a repoped spreader bar real bad to buy one. Originals come up for sale it seems quite frequently and would be a much better investment. You didn't state what kind of build you are doing but I would not waste my money on them. Just my .02.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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get an original, and if you have to - put a new tube in it. i agree, forget the re-pop stuff.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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I bought a pair from Drake a while ago, and was disgusted when they arrived to see "made in Taiwan" on the box.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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i bought a pair from drake a while ago, and was disgusted when they arrived to see "made in taiwan" on the box.
ummm.... Ewww?
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:52 PM   #6
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Speedway has various ones.
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/1932-F...lack,3433.html
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:10 AM   #7
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An issue here is frame type...all the repro ones I am aware of are decorative, made with thin tubing and lacking all structural value. They are for boxed frames with X crossmembers that do not need them for extra strength. On the stock frame, they are structural, the reason bars and the rear spare bracket were made of such heavy tubing.
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Mine is home made from a solid bar. No way it will bend.

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:14 AM   #9
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Call ALL FORD in California. 1-800-532-1932 They can gett'em. Sir Duce
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:26 AM   #10
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Mine is home made from a solid bar. No way it will bend.
Thats what id do in the back if I had a 32 ..... that gas tank is in a bad spot.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:04 AM   #11
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there is one or two originals on Ebay.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:04 PM   #12
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Made my own out of 4130 tubing & fabbed flanges for my original frame because I could not find an original at the time.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:20 PM   #13
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Damn! I was looking at a better amp gauge but the one on Fleece bay is at $157 with 2 hours to go. Maybe I should sell mine.

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Old 02-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #14
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Default Re: 1932 Ford frame spreader bars

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I am gonna make my own 32 spreader bars front and rear. Does anyone know the exact dimensions? I gotta a bunch of SS bar stock to use and flat stock for flanges. Or should I just go buy a set of repops and go by those meausurements?
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:00 PM   #15
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I used this thread below for my measurements. Remember your overall width of frame has to be correct taking into account the width of the "spacers" welded inside the frame.
23 5/8" frame width at the front horns and 40" at the rear horns.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ar+measurement
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:23 PM   #16
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Dimensions from a really accurate drawing show 40" rear and 23 5/8" front, outside measurement. The frame material is 11 gage (.119) and both front and rear spacers are also 11 ga. Rounding up the .238/side to 1/4" will give an inside measurement of 39 1/2" R. and 23 1/8" F. I don't have a factory front bar but an aftermarket stainless bar measures 23 3/16", very close to the 23 1/8" dimension needing a minimal spread of the horns to fit. A factory spare tire bar checks at 39 5/8" so the rear of the frame needs a slight 1/8" spread for the bar to fit. An aftermarket stainless bar I have is only 39 3/8", 1/8" less so the frame horns will be pulled in slightly if no spacers are used. One other thing, my original used and abused but very nice frame is 23 1/2" outside, at the front horns but who knows what happened in the last eight decades. The rear horns had been cut off and replaced at some point so I did not bother to measure that width.
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