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studelover
04-11-2007, 06:09 PM
I replaced thew front sway bar links and rubber today, I had no idea the bar was so hard to put back into place. We had to use a come-a- long to ratchet the end back into place , is there an easier way to do it? I will paint everything tomorrow and show some pic's. We are still welding on that driver's side support that was sheared off and replacing the bolt on the other side, that way the front will be seure and stable.

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skyway
04-11-2007, 06:41 PM
Is the issue getting the bracket on each end in position so that you can start the bolt? The method I've always used is to begin with the rubber on the bar and the metal bracket started in the slot. Then use a BIG Channel Locks to rotate the assembly around and down, until you can get the bolt started a turn or two. If you begin with the Channels upside down, you may find that you are in a better angle to hold, once you are ready to fit the bolt.

rockne10
04-11-2007, 11:06 PM
I did this last week on my '53 and used two C-clamps; one to pull each bracket in and one to pull it up.

Flat Ernie
04-12-2007, 08:40 PM
Timely. I'm about to put a 63Hawk GT swaybar on my '53...

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