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Hey all

I'm looking at purchasing this 1968 mustang, but I noticed something weird underneath, just next to the rear wheels.

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Is this something I need to be concerned about? It seems like someone spent 2 minutes welding a piece of metal to the car's frame to keep it stable.

Total cost of the car will be $20,000. 1968 coupe, V8 engine (old, can be restored).

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Those are old school slapper bars. Lakewood was the big name for those, but lots of companies made them. It's a fairly inexpensive solution to wheelhop. They bolt up to the axle and spring, and when the suspension tries to wind up, the front of the bar has a rubber bushing (called a snubber) that makes contact with the frame. It prevents the rear end and spring from winding up more, and shoves the rear wheels down into the pavement hard to get more traction.
 
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