WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

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Re: WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

Post by SteveG » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:03 pm

The hardware is finished. Will contact those on my list who are waiting for a set. The pieces in the first photo were made by Leonard Nettles and are available through him. His latches include the backing plate, not shown in the picture. His posts are on this thread to contact him. The second photo has the pieces that were made by my guy. I will give his payment info to those waiting. The price for the pieces my guy made is $250 plus shipping. Leonard's prices are posted on this thread.
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Re: WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

Post by SteveG » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:16 pm

Keep in mind the costs to make these pieces when deciding whether to order or not. Leonard's pieces required molds, casting and machine work for the sockets and dies and press work for the latch cover along with the labor to make the handles and backing plates for the latches. Lots of work there!! My guy's parts required tons of labor to make all the different pieces you see. Overall, a bargain, if you figure the hourly rate at a shop to have these made!!

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Post by SteveG » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:30 pm

One set of hardware left! Let me know if you want one ASAP!

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Re: WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

Post by SteveG » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:02 am

Two sets mailed yesterday! Thanks guys!

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Re: WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

Post by Thundercat97 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:08 pm

Got the parts, they look great. Thanks again...
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Re: WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

Post by Tinwoodsman » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:21 pm

Got my parts from Leonard today and they look great. I should have Steve's shipment by Monday. Kudo's to you gentlemen for the efforts to get this project done.

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Re: WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

Post by lj nettles » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:08 pm

Tinwoodsman wrote:Got my parts from Leonard today and they look great. I should have Steve's shipment by Monday. Kudo's to you gentlemen for the efforts to get this project done.
Tinwoodsman wrote:Got my parts from Leonard today and they look great. I should have Steve's shipment by Monday. Kudo's to you gentlemen for the efforts to get this project done.
Thanks I enjoyed the challenge of making the die for the latch cover. I am not a pattern maker so I had to send the pivot out to have a mold made. I am kind of a shade tree mechanic and love to tinker in my shop. I hope the product met your expectation.

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Re: WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

Post by SteveG » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:14 pm

The last of the three sets my guy made is now SOLD! Thanks guys!

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Post by Hammerhead » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:40 pm

I received my parts and they were great! Give my compliments to your fabrication guy! Thank you Steve for all your hard work getting this project done!!
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Re: WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

Post by 101st_sig_co » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:49 am

Interested in hardware; please let know when they are available again.

I sure hope they are.

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Re: WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

Post by SteveG » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:16 pm

Two new developments on this project:

1. The search for the elusive 12/24 step head bolts for the latch assemblies has proven fruitless. Leonard Nettles is exploring getting them made.

2. Leonard Nettles has also taken over the side rack hardware manufacturing project for all the pieces. He will be personally making the complete hardware sets. Please contact him to discuss your needs. He has posted on this thread, so you can find him here. Thanks Leonard, for taking this on!!

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Re: WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

Post by lj nettles » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:35 am

SteveG wrote:Two new developments on this project:

1. The search for the elusive 12/24 step head bolts for the latch assemblies has proven fruitless. Leonard Nettles is exploring getting them made.

2. Leonard Nettles has also taken over the side rack hardware manufacturing project for all the pieces. He will be personally making the complete hardware sets. Please contact him to discuss your needs. He has posted on this thread, so you can find him here. Thanks Leonard, for taking this on!!
Thanks Steve. I would like to make a bolt set kit for attaching the hardware for the people doing top notch restorations on the trailers. Steve it seems you might have a complete set of original bolts. If you do please contact me and we can talk about how you can send me the dimensions so I can make the bolts. If there is anyone out there that is interested in the proper bolts for the hardware please contact me I need to order steel blanks to make the bolts.

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Re: WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

Post by lj nettles » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:30 pm

Hammerhead wrote:I received my parts and they were great! Give my compliments to your fabrication guy! Thank you Steve for all your hard work getting this project done!!
I have finished fabricating the additional hardware I just need your ship to address.


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Re: WWII Ben Hur side rack hardware repro project

Post by ng19delta » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:23 am

Just bopping this old thread to the front, where I can find it... Lots of good info...

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