I had some of these Lakewood traction bars on my 65. I recently removed them for a few reasons. Anyway, I discovered a nice surprise. The frame rail is chewed up or gouged. The culprit was the U bolt peice that goes on the front of the traction bar.
These will not be going back on the car. It does look so much better with out them, never should have installed them. If I have axle wrap issues, I'll look into replacing the GT springs with something else.
Has anyone seen or heard of this problem happening before
I've run slapper bars in the past on a Mustang and had zero issues. In fact they worked very well and I ran 11 second quarter miles. From your pictures it appears they weren't setup correctly as there should be no frame contact. But the good new is the damage is slight. As suggested before, weld and fill. Then grind it smooth.
1970 Fastback (to be finished outside as a Boss 302 clone)
393 Windsor AFR 205 heads with 11.5:1 compression
Tremec TKO 5 Speed
Link to my Hub Garage and blog about my car http://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/maxum96
I get wheel hop under hard acceleration with Global West leaf springs and Koni shocks. I've never installed any slappers or traction masters, but I have a set of traction masters that I've never used. I hesitate to weld anything more to the frame rails that I don't have to, but, you've got me wondering now.
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