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gt350hr

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Re: Traction Bars
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2021, 04:08:26 PM »
   That's how I saw it Jim.
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Re: Traction Bars
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2021, 11:48:10 AM »
1966, #818 overrides, Hertz

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Re: Traction Bars
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2021, 01:46:33 PM »
1966, #818 overrides, Hertz

Duly noted. Thanks.

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Re: Traction Bars
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2021, 06:35:48 AM »
#689 Hertz dog legged traction bars with rubber pads over traction bars, no boots. When did they switch from rubber pads to boots on traction bars? I restored #731 years ago and it had boots on traction bars.

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Re: Traction Bars
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2021, 10:38:53 AM »
477 has boots.
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Re: Traction Bars
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2021, 01:54:11 PM »
#689 Hertz dog legged traction bars with rubber pads over traction bars, no boots. When did they switch from rubber pads to boots on traction bars? I restored #731 years ago and it had boots on traction bars.

This is not comprehensive by any means, but it’s what I’ve gathered over the years.

As far as I can tell, all the carryovers got seals made from inner tube rubber with a slit in it, covered up by fiberglass boxes. With the possible exception of the 4 factory drag race cars. I don’t have good data on them.

After that:

253 – fiberglass boxes
269 – rubber boots
280 – rubber boots
285 – rubber boots
341 – rubber boots
389 – rubber boots
429 – rubber boots
477 – rubber boots
554 – rubber boots
584 – rubber boots
671 – rubber boots
689 – “rubber pads”
731 – rubber boots
744 – fiberglass boxes
754 – rubber boots
796 – rubber boots
914 – fiberglass boxes

As always, the info for each car above could be wrong. I just documented what I was told or happened to find reported – sometimes here on the forum under other topics.

I know that listing “fiberglass boxes” without mentioning what was under them is not optimum, but that’s what I’ve got so that’s what I put on this list.

I'm guessing Jeff Speegle has more and better data on this topic. Maybe he'll chime in.

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Re: Traction Bars
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2021, 04:39:49 PM »
550 has rubber boots  Ron
Original owner of 6S550. Owned since 1967. 64,000 Miles, all body original except hood and front valance. All glass original except windshield. Still has aluminum 4 speed. Has replacement Mico.  Also own 1966 Mustang convertible. They are drivers, not trailer queens.