F 41 braces

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by Gold GS, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. Gold GS

    Gold GS Well-Known Member

    Hello Everyone, I'm going to be installing the F 41(factory traction bars) on my 72 GS 350. The car did NOT come with these. I was wondering where exactly do they install. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    It uses the nuts from the upper and lower control arms
     

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  3. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    Here’s a pic of mine before and after sandblast and paint from the front side.
     

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  4. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I've parted out close to 50 GS cars and they all had the bars,..it baffles me so many here lately are popping up that didn't get them,..makes me question how many may have been born skylarks
     
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  5. Gold GS

    Gold GS Well-Known Member

    Thank you Everyone for your help. The pictures really help a lot.
     
  6. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Mine was missing the braces and the sway bar when I got it.

    Probably because ladder bars were installed way back when.
     
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  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    It's back on the ground now. I took photos before putting on those lovely 30 year old whitewalls and rusty 14" rallyes though:D

    When I was installing the brakes, I screwed up and installed the left and right brake adjusters on the wrong sides. I went to do a preliminary adjustment and ended up tightening the adjuster all the way in...causing me to disassemble both sides to swap them. That's what I get for not double checking.

    Brake and fuel lines will be here sometime mid week. In the interim, I'll bring the body back in and start getting that ready. I don't imagine it'll take long to get it cleaned up and ready for paint. The doors and fenders are in pretty good shape, with the exception of two creases in one of the doors. I have a suspicion that the fenders are "flat tops" and will need some help there. Trunk lid is nice. Hood is exceptionally nice, but I'll have to make the spring disappear on the bottom side.

    Maybe end of February to see some color?
     

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  8. Houndogforever

    Houndogforever Silver Level contributor

    My 67 originally came with the 300 and ST300 trans. It doesn't have the braces.
     
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  9. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    It was always my understanding that "f41" suspension included the rear sway and boxed arms and of course the frame bars, but I've literally parted out over more 350 GS's than I can remember and while only a few had the rear sway they all had the frame bars,..
     
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