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Default Traction bars

Does anyone have a set of the old-style Lakewood traction bars like Grumpy used to use? I need some measurements, like tube size, wall thickness, position of the lug the strap grabbed, etc.


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Old 12-04-2011, 04:05 PM
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I don't have a set, but would like to encourage you. I would just use a similar set of bars as a reference. Basically you just need to make it with a swuare tube, rather than a rectangular one. How authentic do you really need them to be if you are already improving/ altering them?

I've read you want to make the length longer to catch the spring eye. I think that is a great idea. They made them both with long tails and without. I would recommend you make the long tails. This will get you the ability to toss in a set of wheelie bars.




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Old 12-04-2011, 04:34 PM
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We have an original set on our 70 L78 TH400 car...car is in storage at the moment...I'll see about getting more info.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pxtx</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I don't have a set, but would like to encourage you. I would just use a similar set of bars as a reference. Basically you just need to make it with a swuare tube, rather than a rectangular one. How authentic do you really need them to be if you are already improving/ altering them?

I've read you want to make the length longer to catch the spring eye. I think that is a great idea. They made them both with long tails and without. I would recommend you make the long tails. This will get you the ability to toss in a set of wheelie bars.</div></div> Well, the most important measurement is the angle of the cut on the front of the bars. I can probably get the rest close enough by guess and by golly, but it'd give me a warm fuzzy feeling inside to know I have a set that are virtually identical except for total length.


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: WILMASBOYL78</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We have an original set on our 70 L78 TH400 car...car is in storage at the moment...I'll see about getting more info.

wilma</div></div> Thanks!
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Do these belong to anyone on here?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-NMW-LADDER-B...ies&amp;vxp=mtr
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Here is a reference shot for the ones on ebay





Not mine here, but I do have a NOS set also. Mine are Yellow and they have some other plates that go in the inside of the car to sadnwich the sheetmental around the spring pocket.

This thread is a good read for anyone who likes ladder bars on a leaf sprung car.

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbt...177&amp;page=1
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: WILMASBOYL78</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We have an original set on our 70 L78 TH400 car...car is in storage at the moment...I'll see about getting more info.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pxtx</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They made them both with long tails and without. I would recommend you make the long tails. This will get you the ability to toss in a set of wheelie bars.</div></div>
Does anyone know if 6&quot; is long enough for the tails?
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I would say that would work. Since you are making yours longer, use your best judgment on making them look balanced.
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