Can anyone tell me where I might buy braces such as those in this photo? Lang's say their source has retired.
Buy some 3/8 rod by 6 ft length,and thread ends. make them yourself.
Would a short carriage bolt be welded to the top end for a nicer appearance?
Or maybe an acorn nut.
Tom As Jack states buy some rod and make them . If you really want them to look nice use bright nuts and washers on the visible side and the top end a bright acorn nut and flat washer. My Depot hack does not have the visible braces. The rods could be either powder coated or some good black paint applied. Several good choice could be done.
Any way you do it will be nice and you will get a lot of compliments, so for now go out and enjoy the ride!!!!!!!I think on my profile you can see my T
They will look period correct if you can use pre-rusted rod from some other application. Heat the ends cherry red and pound them flat and drill for bolts of your choice. The flattened ends can be bent to the angle required.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
If you are going to use them also has grab bars when getting in you will need a larger rod than 3/8, maybe 5/8.