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  • Looking For An Anvil?

    Hey All,
    I've been searching long and hard for a "REAL" anvil. Any that I can find on the new market simply don't have all the coolest features. The "hanging end" needs to have a sharp edge that is less than 90 degrees, to produce an actual 90 degree bend. It should have a Hardie hole, Pritchel(t) hole and the face should not actually be flat over it's whole surface. The face should have a "depression or slightly cupped" portion to aid in fashioning a "bowl shaped" item and should also have one portion of the edge semi rounded. This item seems to be much harder to find than it would seem! Any tips/suggestions would be appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Gene
    To quote my big brother: "Gettin' Old Ain't For Sissies"
    '68 coupe/5.0/T5
    '69 F250
    '56 Chebbie 3200 P/U
    '03 Miata (wife's ride)

  • #2
    They pop up on craigslist from time to time Gene. Estate sales, especially at old farms are a good place to look also. Be prepared to pay a price though, some of them bring big bucks. My Pa in law had one a while back, I think he got $500 for it. It was old, US made, one of the good ones.
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    • #3
      I get tempted by the ones I see on craigslist all the time. I have three little ones, toys basically but good for the light duty use I give them. I'd watch craigslist if I were you, Gene. Lots of them are coming up for sale as our generation is being replaced by 'the fairer sex' of males taking our place.
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      • #4
        Ive taken a piece of railroad rail and crafted it into an anvil. Really tough steel but free if you know someone at the rail yard who will cut you a piece from an out-of-service section.
        Mark C ~
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        • #5
          Originally posted by 70MachT-5 View Post
          Ive taken a piece of railroad rail and crafted it into an anvil. Really tough steel but free if you know someone at the rail yard who will cut you a piece from an out-of-service section.
          I have one I bought at an auction, it's my biggest. It can really take a pounding and remain flawless.
          '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
          My Mach's restoration progress
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          • #6
            Gene - what's your price range? I found a couple locally on craigslist. Shipping might not be too bad if you used the bus lines or asked if they would palletize it and go truck freight. If you can find someone who has space on a trailer that is headed that way it might help. Bobby might know some OTR guys.

            https://denver.craigslist.org/grd/d/...190717689.html

            https://denver.craigslist.org/tls/d/...201713353.html

            https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/t...225430903.html

            Rick Stevens
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            • #7
              Here's another idea:

              https://denver.craigslist.org/for/d/...211139846.html

              Rick Stevens
              Billet Fluid Line Clamps: www.lsbilletworks.com

              - FFR Mark III Cobra Replica (aka Rayne)
              - 68 Mustang Coupe - drag car under construction
              - 2012 F250 Powerstroke

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