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Old 01-20-2006, 06:24 PM
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i am putting a sway bar on the front of my 40, i had it on before, but i switched to air bags in the front. now i am dealing with a very limited space to reinstall, and i need to know if i can heat and bend the sway bar about an inch to get the clearance i need, or will that ruin the bar..thanks

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DO NOT heat the bar. Cold bend it. I do it all the time to sway bars I put on hot rods. I like the front sway bard from Ford Courier pickups - they are perfect for adapting to old hot rod chassis but sometimes the ends need to be tweaked to fit. I just put the bar in my trusty Harbor Freight 12 ton press and bend them to shape. Heat will ruin the bar, cold bending won't.
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