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Roof racks, when did the side rails go to S.S

Have a 64 tudor wagon, with factory rook rack, got a line on a 67 rack, which should fit, but seller said the suround rails are Stainless steel, I know the 68 rack had stainless surround rails, and actually the side rails will fit in the 64 rack, but the front and back are a different width. The question is, are 67 surround rails stanless, if so when did they start with stainless surround rails? 64 are chrome plated steel
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Have a 64 tudor wagon, with factory rook rack, got a line on a 67 rack, which should fit, but seller said the suround rails are Stainless steel, I know the 68 rack had stainless surround rails, and actually the side rails will fit in the 64 rack, but the front and back are a different width. The question is, are 67 surround rails stanless, if so when did they start with stainless surround rails? 64 are chrome plated steel
Not sure, but I picked up a 64-67 roof rack recently, and the rails were stainless... Not sure what year exactly, but it is an early (was being sold as a '66 part)...

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Re: Roof racks, when did the side rails go to S.S

I don't have any info on dates, I always thought the parts were some sort of stainless going back for years.

Are you sure the 64 rails are plated steel because you are noting peeling chrome and rust build-up, or did you check with a magnet?

Sometimes lower grade stainless steels, while still being corrosion resistant, will also be magnetic.

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I don't have any info on dates, I always thought the parts were some sort of stainless going back for years.

Are you sure the 64 rails are plated steel because you are noting peeling chrome and rust build-up, or did you check with a magnet?

Sometimes lower grade stainless steels, while still being corrosion resistant, will also be magnetic.
No there is rust and peeling, It's a factory 64 rack, was on car from new, have the original invoice, and knew original owner. Like I said before, the side rail off a 68 rack I had are stainless, and they fit the 64 rack, but only the side rails, just trying to figure the year they changed. The strips that laid on the roof are stainless. but nothing else.
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66 are stainless, I have the original one on my wagon.


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66 are stainless, I have the original one on my wagon.
Thanks for the info, I was going to get mind rechromed, but being they are stainless ones out there, that's the route I'm headed, I like stainless :-)
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