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    Default Where to buy unusual size U-bolt?

    Probably an easy answer? I'm just looking for a 3" wide U-bolt for attaching stuff to my ROPS. (Kioti DK45) Up until now I've used hose clamps to attach fire extinguisher and lights, but I'd like to build a sun shade out of fiberglass and plywood, and attach it with U-bolts. Reasonable? Local hardware stores don't have 3" wide. Any online outlets that you use? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Where to buy unusual size U-bolt?

    Get some all tread and one inch flat bar and make your own.. I do it all the time.. Lou
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    Default Re: Where to buy unusual size U-bolt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lou66 View Post
    Get some all tread and one inch flat bar and make your own.. I do it all the time.. Lou
    Yes. ... Be sure to grind off the threads in the area of the bend. Otherwise you risk cracking in the stress riser at the root of each thread.
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    Default Re: Where to buy unusual size U-bolt?

    Quote Originally Posted by schweizer View Post
    Probably an easy answer? I'm just looking for a 3" wide U-bolt for attaching stuff to my ROPS. (Kioti DK45) Up until now I've used hose clamps to attach fire extinguisher and lights, but I'd like to build a sun shade out of fiberglass and plywood, and attach it with U-bolts. Reasonable? Local hardware stores don't have 3" wide. Any online outlets that you use? Thanks.

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    Instead of using plywood for your canopy you might consider something like 'divinycell'...it is a closed cell PVC foam that when laminated/encapsulated with fiberglass it is as strong as plywood and weighs about 95% less...I'm currently fabricating one myself...
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    Default Re: Where to buy unusual size U-bolt?

    Good ideas. Thank you!
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    Default Re: Where to buy unusual size U-bolt?

    McMaster-Carr is always a good place to look for hardware.

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    Default Re: Where to buy unusual size U-bolt?

    any leaf spring shop should have several sizes on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bladehauler View Post
    any leaf spring shop should have several sizes on hand.
    A real good spring shop or 4x4 shop can make their own. But I agree with Lou, get some all thread and make your own.

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    Default Re: Where to buy unusual size U-bolt?

    Boat Trailers use a lot of them.

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    Default Re: Where to buy unusual size U-bolt?

    I bought mine at Tractor Supply.

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