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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 07, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 1967 Camaro that I put a 1967 Firebird rear end in. The firebird rear end has a traction bar but i dont know how install it. Does anyone know the correct process to put it on? Should I have the car up or on the ground when I mark the holes to drill in the floor pan?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 07, 12:53 PM
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Re: Traction Bar

Hi Alyssa...
You do not drill into anything to put on traction bars. They bolt to the rear Axel mounting plates and the snubbers are mounted on the arm that is pointed forward twards the front middle of your car. The rubber snubbers will align with the leaf spring front mount. It may be best for you to take it to a shop if you have problems installing them.

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If you have the 67 A/M manual,,,on page 304 has all the info except the distance form the rear end to the pan/frame rail. All the parts needed is listed here,,http://1967-81camarocarparts.com/cat...suspension.pdf. I would think you need to have the car on stands level front to back to get an accurate location. Also it looks like pem nuts were put into the frame rail.

I just saw the post from Kevin and I am thinking it was the single Radius Rod not the bolt on type.

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Re: Traction Bar

I think its best to have a shop install them for you.
that way youll be sure everything is right and torqued correctly.
Im not being a male chauvanist but your knowledge doest seem that extensive.


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Re: Traction Bar

The forward rod bracket that bolts to the floor and frame SHOULD locate the holes for you. Also, there is a reinforcement plate on the inside, under the backseat that has the studs welded to it that come thru the floor for the rod bracket to bolt to. If you just drill holes and put bolts in, there is a risk of cracking the floor pan from stress. The reinforcement plate is available aftermarket now and I just saw an used one on eBay this last weekend too. Good Luck....

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Re: Traction Bar

I guess we are talking about a radius rod setup not a leaf spring traction bar.

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I guess we are talking about a radius rod setup not a leaf spring traction bar.

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That was my take on it, Kev.....

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Re: Traction Bar

Hey sorry i wasnt very specific, your right its a rectangler radius rod.
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Alyssa - Mitch has it right. You will need that reinforcement plate for where it attaches under the rear seat. You don't want it coming up through your floor. Here is an article by CRG about them. http://www.camaros.org/radiusrod.shtml

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Alyssa,

I wouldn't use it b/c GM didn't do it right, imho!!

The bar doesn't pivot identically w/ the from spring eye so can bind up.

This was a temporary fix until GM went to staggered shocks and h-d multi-leaf springs later!!

I dearly love my old homemade "slappers" b/c they flat work great for me!!

The only problem to some people is that they are "old-fashioned", hang down supposed too low and are CHEAP!!!

BUT they work when you take the time to tune them FINE to way into the 10's and some beyond!!!

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