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Old 09-14-2019, 10:36 AM
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Default 69 Chevelle Ladder Bars

Just bought a pair from a member here for my 69 Chevelle. Can't wait to get them installed. Love the look.
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Yea I also love the look. Iv got three sets. A Lakewood set (yellow) a unknown chrome set and an orange set that bolts in place of the lower control arm!
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The ones I bought from Gary here on the site bolt up where the lower control arms mount.
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The ones I bought from Gary here on the site bolt up where the lower control arms mount.
Hey Lawrence, I found a picture of the bars when they were on on that race car!
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I remember a lot of fast street cars having ladder bars back in the day.....they looked so kewL.

For a show car, they look perfect for a Day 2 car. For a car that does get driven, they ride horrible. It’s like riding on a hay wagon, or worse.

I had them on my Chevelle when I bought it 10 years ago. They lasted a very short time for multiple reasons.

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I had them on my '67 SS. I disconnected them at the front, but left them on the car.
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The best of both worlds (looks & additional traction) would be the ones that go in place of the stock lower control arms.
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Build a swivel knuckle for the front mount. Mine hang 3 inches lower in the front, creating a much better working angle for the bars to do what they're supposed to. Doesn't bind since they allow the rear to move in an arc which is what gm designed. If you install a stiff leg to the rear, you're creating 2 forces fighting each other, hence the stiff rear. Hard to believe anyone ran these on the street back in the day without ripping something apart. As valuable as a good 12 bolt is today, it's just not smart.
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Not ladder bars -- but I had a set that bolted to the upper controls arms ... 69' W-30 442. Can't remember what brand they were ... didn't seem to have issues with ride -- but really jacked up the rear of car on acceleration ...
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I remember a lot of fast street cars having ladder bars back in the day.....they looked so kewL.

For a show car, they look perfect for a Day 2 car. For a car that does get driven, they ride horrible. Itís like riding on a hay wagon, or worse.

I had them on my Chevelle when I bought it 10 years ago. They lasted a very short time for multiple reasons.

Kurt

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Kurt do you remember how yours mounted?
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