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Good source of U-Bolts

I need a stainless steel U-Bolt, .25 inch diameter at the bend (I think it is called the A measurement) and threads of at least two inches in length (the D measurement?). A breaking strength of at least 2000 lbs.

I tried defender.com and a couple of others. It seems the standard length of thread for this diameter is 1 7-8".

Anyone have an idea where I can find the size I need?
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Try McMaster-Carr.
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Try West Germany...ooops I thought you said U-Boats! (G)

Actually:
This 1/4" with 2" threads is available at:
Stainless Steel U-Bolts
model UB310SS U-BOLT SS 1/4 X 2 IN. $3.40 each.
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The best place to get all the bolts you need is Bolt Depot - Nuts and Bolts, Screws and Fasteners online
I have placed about six orders with them and never been disappointed.
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