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05-23-2013 04:00 PM Rear sway bar
As I stated before I had already fabricated up the brackets for the sway bar for my S10 rear axle. I started with mounting the stock S10 sway bar to the front of the axle as opposed to the original mounting to the rear of the axle. My fuel tank sets between the frame rails and did not leave any room for arm links. I had some clearance issues with the differential so I spaced the bushings with a piece of ¼” flat stock.


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05-18-2013 04:05 PM Front sway bar cont.
I got everything painted yesterday and put it all together this morning. Not too bad if I have to say so myself. I hope this works. Did I mention that I had a power rack mounted to the rear of the axle, that is why I went forward. I want to thank Joe from the Stove Bolt page for his help.


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05-18-2013 04:04 PM Front sway bar cont.
The bushing brackets were a little long I trimmed them now they look much better. After a final mock up and off to paint.


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05-18-2013 04:01 PM Front sway bar cont.
Next I needed a way to mount the arm bushings to the frame. The sway bar kit came with brackets that were intended to be mounted to the front axle’s u bolts. I held them hear there and every ware and decided that the best place was at the front shackle bracket. I drilled and punched out the rivets and replaced them with ½” bolts. I attached the included brackets and found that I needed to tweak them a little. I then drilled the second ½” holes and cut a piece of pipe to fit inside the frame.


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05-18-2013 03:54 PM Front sway bar
After spending days designing and making brackets to mount the S10 rear sway bar to my 36 frame I posted a question to this web site’s forum about a front sway bar and found that you should not add a rear sway bar without a front sway bar. So I shelved that plan and started searching for a front sway bar. I read an article on the Stove Bolt page about a guy who installed a sway bar that was made for a 47-54 Chevy pickup on his 37. That got me thinking I contacted him and asked him to take a few measurements on his 37 so I could check for any differences between the two frames. He got back to me quite quickly and I found that my front cross member sits back about 3” more than his 37. After studying the measurements I came up with a plan to mount the sway bar to the front of the front axle and the arms to the front of the frame. The first thing I needed was to make a bracket to attach the bushings to the axle. I used my press and a piece of pipe to bend the u shape. While still in the press I heated the bracket and bent the right angles. I got a pair of heavy duty muffler clamps and made a fixture to straighten the bottom of the u in them so that would fit over the axle.


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