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John64
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From: Surrey, BC Canada
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posted 02-23-2003 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John64   Click Here to Email John64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi

Does anyone have a pic of the T-bolt style traction bars, not installed on a car? I will be fabricating my own pair, but need to know how the front is mounted to the crossmember. Is there rubber bushings or just a hole to bolt them in?

John

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Just Strokin
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posted 02-23-2003 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rubber bushing.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-23-2003 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go to the Southside Machine website for pics. The built the bars originally.

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Just Strokin
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posted 02-23-2003 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SSM must not sell that many of them...

SSM-1501 LIFT BAR $506.69

And that is The price thru Summit.

Crites sells them for $250.....

http://www.critesrestoration.com/litening.htm

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Larry

No fast Fords at this time but one fine cruising 96 F350 CC DRW Power Strokin diesel.
And one rusty 64 Fairlane nick-named the Rust Bucket....And sometimes called the Money Pit...

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-24-2003 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who wants something that does not work?

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Alex Denysenko
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Just Strokin
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posted 02-25-2003 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hummmm....doens't work? Aren't the Crites a copy of the TBolt bars also?

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Larry

No fast Fords at this time but one fine cruising 96 F350 CC DRW Power Strokin diesel.
And one rusty 64 Fairlane nick-named the Rust Bucket....And sometimes called the Money Pit...

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Rory McNeil
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posted 02-25-2003 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although they certainly are not "state of the art", & I would not put them on anything not of that era, if "the look" is important, they can work OK. TomP`s T bolt clone has gone 1.36 (I think) 60 foots with a version of these bars that he built himself, on a 9" slick, not too shabby! Would he do even better with ladder bars or a 4 link, & coilovers? I would have to think so, but he`s pretty stubborn about maintaining the original appearance of his car. Other than the shifter & rims, its like going back in time!

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TomP
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posted 02-28-2003 03:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stubborn, damn rights i am!

I tried three versions of the bars, ended up making ones fairly close to the stock dimensions, 33" long center of housing to pivot . They work fine. A regularly mounted ladder bar or the longer and lower mounted bars i tried second didn't work at all. Car would not transfer the weight and just spun.

I used poly bushings in the front. The crossmember has tabs down either sides of these. The bars mount fairly close together too, theres no room for mufflers between them and the driveshaft.

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