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Author Topic: 1967 GT500 rear spring traction snubbers  (Read 1061 times)
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« on: September 02, 2017, 07:15:53 AM »

 A good friend of a good friend is restoring a 67 GT500 in Colorado. Apparently, they had to replace the entire floor. I was asked if I knew where the traction control snubber brackets mount and I had never heard of them. I did find pictures online and  see that they mounted to the under body close to the front of the rear leaf springs. It seems like there should still be some evidence from a hole or two in the sub frame assembly but apparently they can't find anything. Question: Does anyone have dimensions or measurements on exactly where these snubbers and four bolt brackets mount to the floor?
Thanks mucho!  Karl


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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 07:48:17 AM »

Here is where they attach...



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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 10:02:36 AM »

 Thank you very much for the picture, should be enough reference point to correctly place the mounts.

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 11:32:06 AM »

Here is where they attach...
In case you want to know what the factory hardware looked like and how it was installed there are a few difference from the picture. The factory bolts SA used were similar in appearance to the fender bolt type with attached serrated washer but with a little longer thread . The extra tip at the end of the threads is what you see from the bottom side of the car. Not that it matters from a functional stand point but is what a concours judge looks for. The bolt is installed from the passenger compartment side. The serrated washer allowed the bolt to grab and allowed the tightening of the nut from the bottom side with out a extra hand holding the bolt head on the inside. A one man job vs two. The hardware store silver nut is installed from the the bottom side. Although you can use a lock washer under the nut if it makes you feel better the factory typically did not with no issue.I hope this helps.

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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 12:05:45 PM »

Thank you very much, will pass your information along.

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017, 03:51:41 PM »

Karguy, I live in the south east Denver area and own a GT500. If the owner or the shop doing the work are nearby and would like to look at the snubber location in person, please shoot me a PM. Happy to help out.
Jeff

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 05:17:21 PM »

Jeff
Thank you very much for the offer, I will pass information along to my friend Brad in Denver. If they want to contact you I will put you guys together. Thank you very much for your nice offer. Karl

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2017, 06:25:27 PM »

  I measured a while back.  Seems 8 inches behind the centerline of the forward spring bolt.

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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2017, 09:18:43 AM »

 Thank you very much I will pass your information along! 
Karl

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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2017, 10:29:34 AM »

an example...




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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2017, 11:59:03 AM »

an example...

I thought I would mention just in case someone wants to copy for reasons of historical accuracy that the example represents the correct style bolts but the nuts were typically common hardware store silver nut and not a flange nut like in the picture.

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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2017, 01:20:03 PM »

Bob was this the correct nickel finish or was it Phos and oil?
Tony

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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2017, 05:47:50 PM »

Bob was this the correct nickel finish or was it Phos and oil?
Tony
There is no nickel finish associated with the assembly or installation parts. The snubber base is bare cast iron (you can light p/o to help with rust) .The snubber is rubber, bolts are P/O and nuts are zinc.

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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2017, 05:58:04 AM »

perfect that's what it looked like to me.  Thanks
Tony

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 11:27:21 AM »

karguy, I am not sure but as far as I know not all GT500 came with traction snubbers. If they weren't on the old floor pan I wouldn't put in on the new one. Just my 2 cents.

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