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Just Milking my Carrot in the Honda break room.
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I am in need of a gunsmith, machine shop, fab shop, etc. that has the capability of gun drilling solid steel 37" in length. This isn't for firearms use per se, but that seems to be where the vast majority of capable shops are.

Does anyone here know of a person, shop, company that can lend a hand in finding a place to do this?

37" length
0.75" hole
1.25" round stock
 

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I am in need of a gunsmith, machine shop, fab shop, etc. that has the capability of gun drilling solid steel 37" in length. This isn't for firearms use per se, but that seems to be where the vast majority of capable shops are.

Does anyone here know of a person, shop, company that can lend a hand in finding a place to do this?

37" length
0.75" hole
1.25" round stock
Try looking for any custom shops around you, would suggest - https://accurateordnance.com/contact/

See if they know of anyone, or if they can offer the service. Trying to see if there are any barrel manufacturers around there, they may have a source for a one-off project.
 

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Just Milking my Carrot in the Honda break room.
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Try looking for any custom shops around you, would suggest - https://accurateordnance.com/contact/

See if they know of anyone, or if they can offer the service. Trying to see if there are any barrel manufacturers around there, they may have a source for a one-off project.
I did just that about a week ago. They didn't have the bit to do 0.75" and referred me to another shop that said the same thing. I took my search nationwide and thus-far found three shops (mostly in California) that will do it.
 

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What kind of precision are you needing on the ID/OD/wall thickness?

Depending on what dimensions are critical, I think you might be able to get away with a section of 1" nominal SCH 160 pipe.

http://www.pipeflowcalculations.com/tables/schedule-160.php - row 3

OD: 1.32"
wall thickness: 0.25"
ID: 0.82"
 

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I am in need of a gunsmith, machine shop, fab shop, etc. that has the capability of gun drilling solid steel 37" in length. This isn't for firearms use per se, but that seems to be where the vast majority of capable shops are.

Does anyone here know of a person, shop, company that can lend a hand in finding a place to do this?

37" length
0.75" hole
1.25" round stock
are you making a sway bar? If so, have you tried Speedway?

If not, but it's automotive in nature, call up Joe at Joe's Racing Products. They might be able to help. https://www.joesracing.com/p-29447-who-we-are.html
 

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Just Milking my Carrot in the Honda break room.
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Adco is pretty much the go-to place for all sorts of gunsmithing... you might try them: https://adcofirearms.com/
Will do. Thank you.

What kind of precision are you needing on the ID/OD/wall thickness?
Those measurements are right on, but the torsional flex isn't the same.

are you making a sway bar? If so, have you tried Speedway?
The bar I'm starting with IS a Speedway bar. I am tuning it to this specific application.
 

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The bar I'm starting with IS a Speedway bar. I am tuning it to this specific application.
What rate are you looking for?

I'm assuming you can't move the mounting point of the arms or the bar, being a street car, correct (rallyment?)? Because my interest is piqued, I assume you know what you're doing; a 1-1/4" bar is heavy, from my racing experience, for use on a street vehicle. We ran 1-1/8" mild 1-piece sway bars before the BBSS and bumpstop setups. Even after that, we usually ran 1-3/8" or 1-1/2" 3-piece. Some guys were running 1000# of bar, but their cars weren't the best.
 

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Just Milking my Carrot in the Honda break room.
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I assume you know what you're doing; a 1-1/4" bar is heavy
Yes, and Yes, I know. The standard 1.25" bar is very heavy with a rate that is stupid-high, which is why I am looking to remove the material.
 

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Yes, and Yes, I know. The standard 1.25" bar is very heavy with a rate that is stupid-high, which is why I am looking to remove the material.
I'd call Joe Constance; he might even have a bar you're looking for in his race stuff.
 

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Contacted.

In the meantime, I've been in contact with an oil rig drilling machinist that said he'd doing it... in Galveston.
 
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