NOS ladder bars for G3's

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NOS ladder bars for G3's

Post by dynchel on Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:10 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-CHEVELLE-HURST-OLDS-MALIBU-LAKEWOOD-LADDER-BARS-73-74-75-76-77-A-BODY-/161211786145?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2588f8a3a1&vxp=mtr
I found these while looking for parts (out of boredom)  I figured maybe bracket chevy, joe 73, maybe even limey might be interested.  They are a little pricey, but I do believe the seller is right, they are no longer made. happy bowtie
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Post by bitterfitter on Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:17 am

I had a set of these till last year. I picked them up for $50 bucks at a local swap meet. They were in real nice shape but didn't have the front brackets to mount to frame. I was going to fabricate some, but decided the ride for the street would be too stiff. Also I would have to loss the rear sway bar.

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Re: NOS ladder bars for G3's

Post by Joe73 on Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:25 am

I ran those for two years.  Nothing but headaches.  The problem is that they bolt to the lower shock bolt.  After a short time it rips the shock mount apart.  Ive had to do some welding numerous times.  The 64-72 version bolted to tbe lower control arm bolt and was much stronger.  I sold mine years ago.  I wouldnt recoomend them to anyone.  It does make your car launch nice.  If you need a set I'd recommend welding in a tubular crossmember and welding in some bars.  But that would be.permanet. You will also need a steady supply of the.bushings for the front mount. Tbey go bad all the time.
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Post by bracketchev1221 on Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:33 am

They would make for a nice 70's recreation restoration. The problem with them, is they are a different length than the factory 4 link. They stiffen the suspension, mostly because they put the suspension in a bind. The factory 4 link bar wants to rotate in 1 arc radius, and the ladder bar wants to rotate in another arc radius. But they do keep the car from squatting and help keep the tire on the ground.
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:57 pm

Not for me I took Joe's advice not to use them and they went to Scrap yard when I junk a lot of other stuff
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