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Sway bars

My 41 Ford 2-dr sedan came with NO sway bars & I need to change that...The rear appears to be some GM 10-bolt (w/ disk brakes) & I would like to do a rear bar first...problem is, all sway bar kits I've found online are specific to year/make of car--I need info/to search bar availability w/ my measurements & orientation req'ts

As for the front, it has a Mstg II type set-up, w/ tubular A-arms--but no tab for sway bar connection...If proper sized/oriented bar found, I could locate/weld these tabs on a req'd...The 2 frame mounting points of a 200x Mustang bar appears OK, & I cound install 1" spacers to drop-down/clear radiator--BUT the width is insufficient

Any suggestions? I will try to post some pix soon...

TIA for any assistance,,, Monte

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u'r most likely looking at custom install... don't know of the front, but the rear.... need 2 tabs welded to frame and top of rear. the longer the rod the better for it has a bigger arc. using a heavy walled tubing/pipe thread the inside and use heim joints to connect to frame/rear... with installing making sure the final assy is horizontal sitting on the ground with normal wt of car.
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u'r most likely looking at custom install... don't know of the front, but the rear.... need 2 tabs welded to frame and top of rear. the longer the rod the better for it has a bigger arc. using a heavy walled tubing/pipe thread the inside and use heim joints to connect to frame/rear... with installing making sure the final assy is horizontal sitting on the ground with normal wt of car.
Most rear sway bars I've seen are located under axle tubes?
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Here are some pix to hopefully shed further light on my front & rear suspensions for which I'm trying to install sway bars...
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This is the way TCI sets theirs up:



The adjustable links are on long bolts through the lower shock mounts. The sway bar is then bracketed to the front cross member.

The rears - a splined shaft through bushed frame tubes and with a couple bars to, again adjustable links:

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While I didn't check their site for for your particular car, am aware that they do make this arrangement for most Fords through '48.

These work very nicely - I haven't found the limits for handling, but the car will negotiate curves well and as flat as possible.

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I would suggest startig with a front bar first... then add a rear later. If you are wanting a custom bar you can get with Bob at Progressive Auto where he can get you a custom splined bar with your needed length of arm.
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