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Old 03-02-2017, 07:50 PM   #1
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Rear sway bar question

So, I was given a brand new Rear Sway Bar 67-72(coil spring) of unknown manufacture, but the components look pretty well made. I was told it was probably about 12 years old, but never installed. The bushings, etc. are still in great shape.

I have looked on most of the standard manufacturer's websites , but have not seen this exact one.

Anyway, it is the standard type that is attached to the bottom of the trailing arms and the links attach to the sides of the frame via brackets.

I have it mapped out how it should install, but I am curious about the attachments on the trailing arms.

The brackets will be parallel with the frame, and the trailing arms run at an angle so the bolts for the brackets get very close to the edge of the trailing arm and the center web of the trailing arm.

Is this typical of most of this type of sway bar, or am I just being picky?
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:11 PM   #2
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Re: Rear sway bar question

Are you able to share pics of the bar and components? any markings anywhere that might indicate the manufacturer?
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:17 PM   #3
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Re: Rear sway bar question

No markings whatsoever. Pretty generic looking link hardware and bushings.

It is already attached to the frame, and I have it held up with plastic wire ties to be able to mark the hole locations on the trialing arms for the brackets.

The sway bar itself was gold zinc coated, but I had it powder coated black to match the rest of the suspension.

Here is a pic.

As I said the bolts for the brackets are parallel to the frame and the trailing arms are at an angle, so the forward hole in the trailing arms would be closer to the outer edge and the rearward bolt holes would be close to the inner web of the trailing arm. It just seems they would be too close to either point.

There is not enough "length" between the bolt holes to straddle the web of the trailing arm.
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:36 PM   #4
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Re: Rear sway bar question

You're right, it's darn close to most of the rear sway bar kits out there for rear coil spring suspension. Hopefully the below link is helpful:

http://www.classicperform.com/Instru...PDF/CP7401.pdf
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:32 PM   #5
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Re: Rear sway bar question

I used a different swaybar on my 62 in the rear....the installation is on #82...I have pictures that might answer your question on the trailing arm mount. My set up resembles what the CPP system uses but its application was for a 62 vette....
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Old 03-03-2017, 03:33 AM   #6
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Re: Rear sway bar question

I have one just like that on my Burb and it's from CPP. It was a very nice and needed add on.
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:31 AM   #7
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Re: Rear sway bar question

Joe Pass, thanks. That is exactly what I was looking for.

I think this might be an Addco bar, also.

I am going to do the bracket install on the trailing arms just like you have done.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:29 AM   #8
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Your welcome, glad it helped.....The rear sway made a great improvement...
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:51 AM   #9
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Re: Rear sway bar question

Joe Pass, I got the rear sway bar installed and was able to straddle the web of the trailing arm just as you did.

It was tight , but it worked.

Thanks again.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:13 AM   #10
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Great to hear.......
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