Rear end

This page will be updated sometime in the future when I get the time… In the meantime please check out my restoration journal. And here are all the posts I’ve made related to the rear end – there’s a load of information in the posts, so please check them out!

 

 
 
 
 
 
15 Comments
Rick | 5th February 2009 at 11:50 pm

Does this rea have or use c-clip style axles or does it have bolt in axles like a ford or olds? Thanks

Lloyd | 17th February 2009 at 10:35 pm

Hey. Mine were held in by retaining plates, so bolt in style, no C-clips. I think this is true for most Pontiacs but I am not sure. Cheers.

 
 
Mat Parlee | 29th October 2009 at 4:19 am

Hey man thats gonna be a nice car… whered u get ur panels from?

 
j&j customs | 12th November 2010 at 4:46 am

nice car , do you have the other ladder bar

 
frankie | 3rd January 2011 at 12:28 am

i have a 67 sprint 6 and was told it was factory equipped with dual traction bars but the retard that had it before me told the exhaust man to trashem cause they were in his way of true dual exhaust when he put in 350 chevy,can you tell me if its a 8.2 or a 8.5 without tearing it apart.

 
New England Firebird.com | 26th February 2011 at 12:28 pm

Some 1967 Firebirds were equiped with only 1 traction bar (aka radius rod) on the passenger side. There is some controversy over the details but I have read that 400ci’s with auto trans had 1 radius rod and 400ci’s with manual trans had 2. Maybe someone who knows can add some info here for us.

 
don | 26th February 2011 at 12:31 pm

some 1967 firebirds came with only 1 traction bar (aka radius rod). There is some conflicting information out there but I have read that 400ci’s with auto trans came with 1 radius rod on the passenger side. 400ci’s with manual trans came with both. Maybe someone who knows can shed some light for us.

 
MIShields_in_KY | 16th May 2011 at 1:29 am

Mine came with two, 326 HO, posi & 4 speed trans. It is my understanding some did have just one.

 
Larry | 5th April 2012 at 11:33 pm

1967 only ran with one stabilizer bar.

 
Larry | 5th April 2012 at 11:36 pm

1967 only came with one. This was due to the shock configuration. 1968 and up had 2. Some of the late ’67/early ’68’s may have had 2. this would be the only exception and would have had the 68/69 rear shock configuration.

 
Dave | 29th August 2012 at 1:16 am

Anyone know where I can get bushings for the traction Bar?

Lloyd | 29th August 2012 at 9:29 am

When I was looking I could not find these anywhere. In the end I had to use a polyurethane bushing from http://www.P-S-T.com (the rest of my bushings I used rubber). I can’t find the part on their website but maybe try contacting them. Cheers

 
 
Dave | 31st August 2012 at 3:14 am

thanks Lloyd, they have them in stock

 
Greg | 15th March 2014 at 1:35 am

67 400 and sprint 6 came with both traction bars. All other 67 firebirds came with one passenger side traction bar.

1967 is the only year for this configuration. 1968 went to multi-leaf suspension and did not come with traction bars.

 
steve | 18th May 2014 at 3:22 pm

hi I have a 1967 sprint and I put new tire and rim and now the back tire hit the side of the fender when I hit a small bum , I look at putting riser on the back leaf spring mount but it doesn’t look like the body aloud of it ? I need to rise the end about 1 to 2″ ?

 


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