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#1446256 Mon Mar 28 2022 12:29 PM
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Crusty Old Sarge
I just installed an after market front sway bar on my 59' chassis, I had a few issues get things to line up and in the end actually made my own lower brackets. DB Cooper shared a picture of his sway bar install and it's completely different than mine. So the question is did the vendor sell me the wrong kit or are there multiple kits that will work?

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Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
'59 Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
TUTS 59 #1446283 Mon Mar 28 2022 06:24 PM
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F
'Bolter
I am worried that yours is going to bind on the bottom of the crossmember once you load the springs. Or is that just the angle of the picture?


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Drivable but the rear axle needs work.
TUTS 59 #1446297 Mon Mar 28 2022 08:50 PM
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G
'Bolter
Yes, you need load on the springs before installing sway bar.
Body and engine


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TUTS 59 #1446314 Mon Mar 28 2022 10:54 PM
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TUTS 59 Offline OP
Crusty Old Sarge
Everything clears when the weight is on the chassis. I haven't tightened anything as yet, I'll wait until everything is mounted and bounced a round a bit.

Doing some research and it seems there are a few different designs for the 55.2-59. That one I have is a larger diameter than some of the others. Most of the ones I see are similar to DB's install. I'm not certain either one is right or wrong just different.


Craig

Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
'59 Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
TUTS 59 #1446968 Mon Apr 04 2022 01:19 AM
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B
'Bolter
I made my own sway bar and brackets and mounted it exactly like in the first picture. With the weight of the truck on it.


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TUTS 59 #1447800 Tue Apr 12 2022 02:17 PM
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'Bolter
Where did you get those bars? They look bigger than most I've seen.

TUTS 59 #1447885 Wed Apr 13 2022 12:26 AM
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Crusty Old Sarge
John, I bought the the one in the first picture from Brothers Truck, and I believe D B bought his (the second picture) from Classic Performance Products.

Mine is 1 1/8 inch diameter, I'm not sure what size D B's is.


Craig

Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
'59 Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)

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