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Re: OK, What kind of prehistoric traction bars are these?

They look like Lakewood's to me.


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Just your run of the mill slapper bars. You could get them back in the day and you can still find them in JC Whitney and Summit Catalogs and most parts stores.

I believe it's Lakewood not Lockwood...

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Re: OK, What kind of prehistoric traction bars are these?

I remember seeing these on cars that were jacked up with air shocks and the rubber bumper was about 6" from contacting anything. There was no way for the car to launch hard enough to take advantage of the traction bar.
But they looked good (or so he thought).

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Re: OK, What kind of prehistoric traction bars are these?

The reason they look like lakewoods is they are yellow. They were the bomb back in the day if you used a set of J bolts and adjusted them correcly they worked prety good I ripped open my axle tube on a 12 bolt with a set of them had to gusset the rear.
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Have a set of those laying in my garage. They were black but I had them painted yellow. I, like a youngster, didn't put the snubber on the front. Complained for a while that they were useless. Then I seen a picture with the snubber installed. What an idiot! I don't think I have enough torque to even put them back on. What is a good amount of torque to even consider these?
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Yes I think Lakewood o saurases too.
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Good old "slappers" to me!!

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Re: OK, What kind of prehistoric traction bars are these?

I have those exact bars on mine. They are Lakewood's.

They don't quite work well for me because they fall short of the spring eye. I just got my CE-2101 traction bars and when I shut down this computer, I'm going out in the garage to remove my Lakewoods and install the 2101's.
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Re: OK, What kind of prehistoric traction bars are these?

Doug,

I have them on my 68 only they are painted black by me . Lakewoods.. BTW here is a pic on my car with them on in Fort Adams Newport RI in the year 2000.

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Thanks guys.
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I have them on my 68 only they are painted black by me . Lakewoods.. BTW here is a pic on my car with them on in Fort Adams Newport RI in the year 2000.


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Just your run of the mill slapper bars. You could get them back in the day and you can still find them in JC Whitney and Summit Catalogs and most parts stores.

I believe it's Lakewood not Lockwood...
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Look under the transmission and driveline section for another prehistoric piece. Was this one from the 60's?
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