possibly lying about in their misc. T stuff? I'm in need of 18 of these for a set of Atlas steel spoke wheels I'd like to put on my '21 Coupe. Let me know if you have any and if they're for sale. The wife would sure like to ride on steel instead of wood following the tragic accidents on recent tours.
Try Bob Bergstadt,Bob's Antique Auto, Rockford, IL. If you have one, I bet a good sheetmetal shop could make you a set. A sympathetic good machine shop with an NC machine could hog a set out without costing you a fortune. Les Schubert might have a friend who could cast you a set in steel or ductile iron. Are you close to Mark Freimiller in Iola, KS? He has likely the largest collection of junk antique cars in the country. Some of his derelicts might have a similar lug you could use. With a good bandsaw, a drill press and a torch, you could knock out a set from some strap iron, say a day to figure it out, a day to cut out the blanks and another day to heat and bend them. Measure them and post the dimensions on the forum, someone might have a similar lug for you. Have you considered a "C" car lug from the 20's?
In short, there is more than one way to skin a cat.
Those are pretty unusual. I think Ted is right to suggest a good machinist. It would not take much work to hog those from good 4340 steel bar stock.
I've looked at making, or having some made, but I thought I'd start with looking for originals first. Thanks for the suggestions; I've sent a query to Mark Freimiller, but haven't heard back yet. I have some very talented machinist friends who are pretty busy, but swapping labor might get me in a better position in line. I've looked at the 20's "C" lugs from the solid steel wheels, but they won't work very well; modifying them would be more work than making them from scratch.
Hershey is coming up!
I was going to suggest making them out of angle iron but the back leg doesn't look as thick as the tabbed leg. Is this so or just a photo anomaly?
Easy to cast out of ductile iron
A machinist friend introduced me to a guy who will make a set of lugs for a great price. He'll cut them out of steel stock with a water jet machine and bend them in a press with a jig. His business is metal fabrication on a large scale, so these little pieces should be no big deal, according to him. I can pick them up Tuesday.
Please be sure to take pictures of the finished product and post them on this forum, thanks!