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Old 02-01-2003, 06:05 PM
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Post Sway bar 4 mustang II IFS in 1954 F100

Does anyone know of a stock sway bar that will work in my application? I have a Total Cost Involved Mustang II IFS with stock A Arms. I was hoping I could yank one out of a vehicle in the junkyard.

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Medi, why not use the origional sway bar? I'm not that familiar with the F 100 but if you have the kit under it, you should be able to install the sway bar. I have two vehicles with Mustang two kits and do not use a sway bar on the front, but one on the rear is a winner if you have leaf springs!!! Chassis Engineering makes a universal kit that would work for you.

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MII stock sway bars have about a 4" drop in the middle of the straight span and this drop hangs down which on some applications is not very attractive. Several manufacturers sell bars that are straight, direct replacements. I suggest you run front and rear sway bars. On the rear, I always use the bar from a Ford Courier pickup. Get all the hardware off the pickup. Install a 2" X-member in your frame in front of the rear axle and weld a couple of 2" square brackets on the axle housing. Then bolt the bar in place with the brackets you got off the donor truck. May need to get shorter or longer bolts for the ends of the bar.
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actually the stock Mustang II sway bar is about 5 inches narrower than the front end setup on the Truck. I have a feeling I will have to buy one off the shelf
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It may sound strange but I took the advice of Brent at Fatmans and installed a rear sway bar instead of a front unit on my '45 Ford PU and it works great even pulling a trailer. He was able to rattle off the part number over the phone and have it in my hands 4 days later.
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Brent was that a rear sway bar installed on the front?
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the TCI sway bar is a very neat thing that sits very close to, and in front of the crossmember and crosses over to interface with rear of the lower controllarm. i would have to say that buyng it dirrectly from TCI is your best bet. (there is pics of it on my buddy 100kg s photo album here on hotrodders, take a look for your self)
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Mll sway bar

I bought one off of ebay for a 944 Porsche for my '40 coupe. Just happened to be working on my kid's 944 & measured it. Looks like the mounting arms will have to be shortened, but easy & clean fit. Not sure if yours may need to be wider though...
but mine has tubular arms

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Stock width Mustang Front end, you can use a S10 sway bar. Wide Mustang front, use a G body GM sway bar. In both cases you can bolt a mounting bracket to the strut rod mount if stock A arms, or weld one to a tubular A arm.
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It may sound strange but I took the advice of Brent at Fatmans and installed a rear sway bar instead of a front unit on my '45 Ford PU and it works great even pulling a trailer. He was able to rattle off the part number over the phone and have it in my hands 4 days later.
Be cautious when installing an anti-roll (sway) bar on the rear only of a vehicle. The end of the vehicle that the bar is installed on tends to be the end that looses traction first in hard cornering. Even if your car or truck is just a cruiser, you may find yourself in a situation where you have to do an evasive turn to avoid an obstacle. If the rear of the vehicle looses traction before the front, that can be hairy (unless you are a sprint car driver).

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