Our experienced engineers fabricate tubular components across a wide spectrum of automotive applications

Whether you require custom-made structural support to strengthen a racing car or flat-sided oval-shaped tube to help reduce clearance space on an exhaust system, we can help.

From one-off jobs to mass-produced pieces, we understand that every little component plays a big part in the performance of a car. When automotive designers specify the required end-result, our engineers love creating parts that deliver.

Automotive and transport

We current create over 300 sizes of tubing, and we have flexible tooling so we are able to fabricate new sizes if the job requires it. Contact us if you need a specific part for a proof of concept, or you are renovating a car and need a replacement part or upgrade.

We work extensively with car restoration companies and designers from the performance racing industry, who often need custom-made tubing. We are frequently asked to supply tubing for motorbikes, from flat-sided oval tubing for exhaust systems to decorative shapes for customising handle bars or flag poles.

Bespoke components and prototypes

We fabricate most of our automotive tubing from 304L stainless steel, because it can withstand extreme temperatures and is highly durable, which makes it well-suited as a safe, reliable material for exhaust systems. It is also a cost-effective solution.

However, we sometimes fabricate automotive components from aluminium, titanium and copper-based alloys, depending upon the application and what has been specified. These metals are also corrosion-resistant, highly durable and low maintenance.

All of the materials that we use offer an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, which helps to reduce the weight of the vehicle and improve fuel efficiency.

Strong, corrosion-resistant materials

Lightweight but strong, our tubing has been used for other forms of transport, including oval tube stainless steel luggage racks on high-speed passenger trains across Japan.

Automotive and transport-related applications include:

  • Suspension wishbones
  • Exhaust systems
  • Inlet manifolds
  • Seat adjustment tubes
  • Headrest armatures
  • Seat frame components
  • Support arms for car boots
  • Cross tubes
  • Support tubes for chassis
  • Luggage racks
  • Shift levers
  • Radiators
  • Bumper edging
  • Internal structural framework
  • Roof rails
  • Cant rails, skirts and trims
  • Transmission linkage tubes
  • Instrument panel tubes
  • Motorcycle swingarms

Tubing used for automotive and transport applications:

Flat-sided Oval Tube

Clean, rounded lines and a flat-sided profile provide strength for architectural purposes – with a flat side useful for fixing to other elements.

Oval Tube

An ergonomic, tactile shape that is perfect for handrails and balustrades in conjunction with structural glass and brickwork. A low-maintenance design commonly used for architectural and marine purposes.

Getting race-ready with new fuel tank tubing

Timeless Tube fabricated a piece of flat-sided oval tube for the fuel tank of Richard Burns’s Subaru Impreza 2001 World Rally Championship winning car. The car restorers needed to ensure the car had fuel cells added so that it complied with current motorsport regulations. The restorers used a small piece of our stainless steel tubing to connect the lower parts of the fuel tank to ensure that the car retains a low centre of gravity.

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*** We have a minimum order quantity of 1 length (usually 5.8m, depending upon metal used). Orders of 5 lengths or under incur a £50 set-up fee. We DO NOT work with mild steel.***


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