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Old 07-22-2019, 12:55 AM   #1
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Sway bar mounting flip

Im sure Im not the first to think of this. But I thought Id share the idea.

After lowering my c20 the original sway bar didnt align nicely with the mounts in the control arms.
What I did was remount the sway bar on top of the original stand off brackets.
I had to knock out one rivet at the front of one bracket then I passed the sway bar through the other side and bent the bracket down far enough to push the sway bar through. Then I bolted down the sway bar and put in a grade 8 bolt to replace the rivet I knocked out.
This saved me buying the low profile brackets offered and seemed to me a lot less work. The bar aligns perfectly now.

This is on a 69 C20 so Im unsure if the C10 bracket is any different and this is a stock sway bar. But worth a look if youve lowered your truck.

Ive attached a few pics. The original mounting, the flipped mounting and of course the truck.
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:55 AM   #2
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

Arghhhhh up side down pics
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:08 AM   #3
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

That's exactly how I did mine! Works great on the lowered trucks!
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:48 AM   #4
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

Yeah figured it would have been done before. But that didn’t stop me feeling pretty clever.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:26 AM   #5
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

Ingenious. Nice work.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:10 AM   #6
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

All the pictures you guys from down under post are upside down on our computers .
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:13 AM   #7
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

That's a great idea, first time I've seen it.
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:39 PM   #8
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

Does not work on all OS's.

Ctrl+Alt+↓ - Flip the screen upside down.
Ctrl+Alt+→ - Rotate the screen 90 to the right.
Ctrl+Alt+← - Rotate the screen 90 to the left.
Ctrl+Alt+↑ - Return the screen to the standard orientation.

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Old 07-22-2019, 07:09 PM   #9
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

Knock the bracket off. And bolt the bushing clamp to the rail.

Rare to see an un bent bracket.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:08 PM   #10
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

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All the pictures you guys from down under post are upside down on our computers .
It took a while for the truck to get used to its new orientation.
Upside down and on the wrong side of the road.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:20 PM   #11
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

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Knock the bracket off. And bolt the bushing clamp to the rail.

Rare to see an un bent bracket.

I did consider knocking off the bracket, but took the easy way out.

The whole trucks in great condition. I don’t think it was ever used for work.
Rockers, cab corners are original and rust free. Tailgates straight, beds in great condition and the paint is mostly from 1969.
If it was a shortbed c10 I’d be sitting on a goldmine.
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:00 AM   #12
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

fixed for you
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:44 AM   #13
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

Thanks Richard
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Re: Sway bar mounting flip

i did that to mine too.... more clearance
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Does not work on all OS's.

Ctrl+Alt+↓ - Flip the screen upside down.
Ctrl+Alt+→ - Rotate the screen 90 to the right.
Ctrl+Alt+← - Rotate the screen 90 to the left.
Ctrl+Alt+↑ - Return the screen to the standard orientation.

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did not know this!!! thanks !!
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