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Username Post: CPP Front Sway Bar        (Topic#351951)
Top Fuel 
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07-09-18 06:38 PM - Post#2739500    

I'm just curious if anyone has installed the CPP 1 1/8" sway bar on a 67? I have one and the CPP tubular control arms. I have tried to get the sway bar through the holes in the frame with no luck. I can get it through one side, but not both. I called CPP and they said they have never heard of that bar not fitting. Anyone have any advice?

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07-10-18 05:44 AM - Post#2739540    
    In response to Top Fuel

I installed an 1-1/8" Addco by separating the lower ball joint and swinging the spindle assembly out of the way.



 
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07-10-18 03:40 PM - Post#2739599    
    In response to aghaga

Thanks for the reply. I may have to do the same thing. I just found it odd that CPP couldn't offer any assistance. You would think that they would have had to install the bar on a vehicle as part of their R&D program.

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07-11-18 08:18 AM - Post#2739688    
    In response to Top Fuel

There was another thread which was very similar within the 65-66 section. I don't think it's an issue specific to CPP. I have a Dorman front bar and they actually had a sticker on it indicating "UP". The only issue was it was obviously pointing in the wrong direction but we initially trusted it and assembled it. I could remove it without any issue other than fishing it around a lot (as installed upside down) but it was not possible to install properly, right side up, without at least removing the left front brake caliper as I recall. My car is currently at the stage where it is only a frame and suspension though. Some were writing that the spindle needed to be separated from a ball joint as mentioned above. I would suggest searching for that thread in the 65-66 section though. The last post is probably only a few months old and several people weighed-in.



 
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07-13-18 04:22 PM - Post#2739901    
    In response to toro455

If you installed the bar upside down you may have interference with the harmonic balancer



 
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07-13-18 08:42 PM - Post#2739926    
    In response to aghaga

There is a dip in the bar under where the oil pan would be but I didn't have the motor in at the time. The dip down was the only really obvious thing indicating (screaming) the indicated direction was wrong.

Maybe the fact that there was no motor gave me more freedom to move it than most would have though.

To continue the story to make 100% certain Dorman didn't design a bar which should have installed in a way which looked upside-down I did call Dorman tech support. I reached someone who had the ability to look at the drawing and he told me the drawing didn't even call-out a sticker indicating the assembly direction. So he also thought it was interesting it had a sticker and it was pointing the wrong direction.

Even during the original install it seemed obvious but the dip is pretty minor, the ends sat in what looked like a proper orientation and very likely the oil pan would have cleared.

Anyway mine is assembled properly now but I thought it was pretty interesting the subtle angle of the ends made it easier if it was upside down.



 
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