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So I ordered the traditional under rider traction bars that bolt under the shock plate for a 65 mustang. I didn't really think it through but realized the brackets on the bars are drilled for the original 8" rear end and I have modified my orginal shock plates to work with the wider Versailles 9".

Does anyone know if the 67-70 traction bars will work with the wider 9"?
 

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The bar is the same, it's the bracket that goes on the spring plate that changes. You will probably need the 67-70 type kit. 67-70 plates would likely fit your car, too.


BTW, 64-66 used the same [smaller] spring plates whether the axle was the 7", 8", or 9".

Also true of the 67-70, except for 68-70 with staggered shocks.
 

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The bar is the same, it's the bracket that goes on the spring plate that changes. You will probably need the 67-70 type kit. 67-70 plates would likely fit your car, too.


BTW, 64-66 used the same [smaller] spring plates whether the axle was the 7", 8", or 9".

Also true of the 67-70, except for 68-70 with staggered shocks.
so the Versailles is just a bigger tube than the 65-66 9"?
 

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The Versailles axle tube is 1/2in larger, you will need to grind out the holes.
There wasn't really enough material to grind out the holes on the traction bar plates. I'm hoping the 67-70 bars have wider holes in the plate
 
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