Many custom car enthusiasts indulge their passion for building with the use of materials from OnlineMetals, and we love it when we get to share in the glory! This featured project is a fantastic example of custom grill work completed with our Stainless Steel Tubing. We’re not as knowledgeable and talented as our customers, so unfamiliar with the original design of the grill in this car. But, in our collective opinion, the stainless steel tubing sure looks tough, elegant and right at home in this car!
The craftsman working on this project selected T-304 Stainless Steel Tubing for the grill. T-304 round tubing is available in seamless and welded versions. At OnlineMetals we stock this stainless steel tubing in a huge range of sizes, from 0.1875” OD up to 3” OD, and lengths as small as 1” up to 8 feet. We also have Stainless steel tubing available for pick-up in lengths up to 20 feet in our Seattle Will Call location. (Bonus – pay zero for shipping on will call orders!)
Stainless steel tubing is a great choice for applications that require good corrosion resistance. If you are in a marine environment, it is actually best to choose T-316 stainless steel for corrosion resistance in salt water. These two alloys, T-304 and T-316, have the same strength and machinability.
Another advantage noted for choosing T-304 stainless steel tubing for this particular custom car project was the ease of welding the material. As you can see in the photos it is also bendable and can be polished to a striking stainless shine!
We appreciate the photos our customers send us and are happy to share them with the community. If you have a project that you would like to show off or get some input on, send us your pictures! Feel free to send us anything from innovative uses of stainless steel tubing to custom furniture, jewelry and beyond! Email us at sales(at)onlinemetals(dot)com.