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Old 12-29-2011, 03:19 AM
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What was the purpose of the clamp on the back?
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:28 PM
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: TheNovaMan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What was the purpose of the clamp on the back? </div></div>

A method to preload the suspension/traction bar set up and to set traction bars and spring spacing. Don't think it was really that important as most bars since the early 70's eliminated that feature.
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What color should I paint these homemade Jobs I found on CList? There going on a Burnished Brown 69 Z/28.


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Old 01-22-2012, 06:40 PM
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If you are going to go for a 70's look, I would imagine yellow or white.
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There were plenty of people makeing bars then and any color would work for me. I don't think I'm the only one out there who buys new parts today and will re-paint them before I put them on my car.

NMW and many others did paint things, but the quality of the application was often poor. I pint things sometimes just becuase it blends well with th overall buil. Don't want too may colors clashing. I think many street racers would flat black a set of traction bars - probably not all for the same reasons.

Yellow, Orange, Red...whatever you like. Just out oc curiosity, how do you know they are homemade? Did you buy them fromthe original fabricator? Lots of things were manufactured back then that look worse than some of the things produced out of a guys garage today.




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Old 01-22-2012, 07:11 PM
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No these were definitley homemade. I had to grind down some of the Mud Dobber welds that were on them.


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those bars look similar to ones I have seen before. Actually look a little better than home made but I can't really see them close up. White or yellow IMO.
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pxtx</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I think many street racers would flat black a set of traction bars - probably not all for the same reasons.</div></div>

Definitely agree. That was my experience from ancient times too...L-O-L.

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:28 PM
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 69z28302</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What color should I paint these homemade Jobs I found on CList?

Mike </div></div>

I am pretty sure they are not homemade. There were lots and lots of traction bars on the market and some were very short lived. I have a set identical to yours. Probably made by &quot;SEGAL&quot; which was another speed company/Jobber that went out of business many years ago. Segal was the owners last name, I can't remember his first but he was part of SEMA back in the day. I have one of their catalogs buried somewhere. Whitetop I think has copies of Segal Traction bar ads somewhere.

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Thanks , I like to see that ad Tommy.

Maybe there not. I know one of the shock mounts have been moved to fit 68 and 69 staggered shock application.

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