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Slap Style Traction Bars

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    February 2019
Slap Style Traction Bars
Posted by Stangfreak2 on Saturday, February 9, 2019 9:53 AM

Remember the good ole Lakewood traction bars that clamped onto the leaf springs?          I came up with these ez~makes made from strip styrene modelers plastic and a paperclip... The first set on the bronze Stang are kind of the universal style made to fit about any car... The second set are a more detailed set made to fit a specific make of car that had the shock mounts attached. I cut the shock mounts from the rear end piece and glued them to the fabricated traction bars on the blue Stang... They really do add some cool detail for those street cars of the 60s and 70s...

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:29 PM

Great idea and a simple one to make!  Thanks!!!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, February 11, 2019 7:13 AM

With a bit of Plastruct "T" beam and some yellow paint, I equipped most of my builds in the 80s with these traction bars. Not quite as nice as yours, but they really add a cool and prominant detail for muscle cars, 1/4 mile warriors, etc.

Cool detail, thanks for posting.

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- Steamboat Gariepy


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    March 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, February 11, 2019 9:47 AM

Great ! Something else on the to do list . And Cherry bomb mufflers . Maybe not the lime green diamond pleated draylon interiors & porthole windows just yet .

I do have some limits ;-)

I do have a '70 T/A Challenger on big n lil centrelines these would look awesome on

(See :- Paul Rossi / Sylvia Hauser (UK!) 440+6 drag car.)

Wheelies & total whiteout burnouts .

Ahh I can smell the rubber .......Stick out tongue

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    April 2020
Posted by 58volvoV8 on Friday, April 17, 2020 10:26 PM

nice idea.....i snagged the set of Lakewood slapper bars from my revell 69 Nova for my amt 66 fairlane gta build I got planned.....incedentally I replaced the slapper bars on the nova with old ladder bars from an amt 55 vette they fit like a glove on that car....anyhow nice fabricatingYes


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