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05-23-2013 05:02 PM Rear sway bar cont.
I than determined where the links needed to be mounted. I fabricated the mounts out of some 2”x2”x ¼” angle iron. I mounted one inside the frame rail and the other to the underside of the rail sandwiching the rail between them. The links I made with some heavy walled pipe some 3/8” bolts and a connecting nut. I bought a new bushing kit for a S10. I will need to get some larger washers.


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05-23-2013 05:00 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 05:05 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 05:04 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 05:01 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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