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Powerflite
Posted 2023-09-17 12:33 PM (#631903)
Subject: Rear Facing Links



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I needed a bunch of '65-'67 B-body rears for all my '56 Plymouths and International, so I purchased a couple of them from a guy that had been collecting them for a while. But one of them has these links welded to it. He told me that it was setup for a 4-link system, but it doesn't make sense to me because the links are facing toward the rear of the vehicle. I would assume that even a Caltracs or ladder bar setup would need them in the front. I would like to know what the original purpose of these things were, before I decide to cut them off or not. Does anyone know what they might have been used for?

Edit: Maybe some kind of disc brake setup?

Edited by Powerflite 2023-09-17 12:35 PM




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57chizler
Posted 2023-09-17 2:04 PM (#631904 - in reply to #631903)
Subject: RE: Rear Facing Links



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Wheelie bar brackets.
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Shep
Posted 2023-09-17 5:53 PM (#631909 - in reply to #631904)
Subject: Re: Rear Facing Links



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Agreed.
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Powerflite
Posted 2023-09-17 8:08 PM (#631910 - in reply to #631903)
Subject: Re: Rear Facing Links



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Thanks. I don't think any of my vehicles would ever require them. Sounds like I need to cut them off.
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Powerflite
Posted 2023-09-19 3:02 PM (#631943 - in reply to #631910)
Subject: Re: Rear Facing Links



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One thing that makes me question a wheelie bar application is they look to be too close to the tires for that to work. Usually a car with wheelie bars would have very large tires on it that stick past the drums. This would interfere with them, if that were the case.
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Powerflite
Posted 2023-09-20 10:49 AM (#631954 - in reply to #631903)
Subject: Re: Rear Facing Links



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Also, I just noticed that the impression in the paint looks like a caliper was mounted there. A wheelie bar would leave a round impression. I'm now guessing it was for some disc brake setup, but probably not one that I am familiar with. Maybe some GM brake caliper.
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