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Username Post: ADD A REAR SWAY BAR        (Topic#360294)
hpva 
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03-27-20 03:42 PM - Post#2789577    

Anybody add a rear sway bar to their stock 53-54 Chevy?Pictures of their setup.



 


Mike JW 
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03-27-20 05:11 PM - Post#2789583    
    In response to hpva

I've got a rear sway bar on my 50. But don't have any pictures. I'll try and get pictures tomorrow never thought about taking them when I did it.



 
hpva 
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03-28-20 05:40 AM - Post#2789611    
    In response to Mike JW

Does it help eliminate rear end sway?



 
Shepherd 
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03-28-20 05:56 AM - Post#2789612    
    In response to hpva

Yes, big improvement on my 51.



 
40grit 
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03-28-20 06:25 AM - Post#2789617    
    In response to Shepherd

I installed a front mustang sway bar on the rear of my '47 Fxxd years ago. I installed it upside down and backwards to make it fit.

What a difference it made on that car.

John

Just Slightly Abrasive


 
hpva 
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03-28-20 08:22 AM - Post#2789625    
    In response to 40grit

I bought a rear from Heidts last year that's for 49-54 Chevys plus it said it fits many other makes.Just waiting for my friends lift to be available.It will be easier to install with the car up in the air.



 
Mike JW 
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03-28-20 11:01 AM - Post#2789636    
    In response to hpva

Tried to get some pictures for you but came out really bad laying on the garage floor shooting up under the car. I will say it's well worth doing improved the handling of my car allot sorry about the pictures.



 
hpva 
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03-28-20 01:40 PM - Post#2789646    
    In response to Mike JW

  • Mike JW Said:
Tried to get some pictures for you but came out really bad laying on the garage floor shooting up under the car. I will say it's well worth doing improved the handling of my car allot sorry about the pictures.



Thanks anyway.Thank you all for your replys.



 
Dean50 
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03-29-20 11:39 AM - Post#2789728    
    In response to hpva

I would also be interested in photos or examples of the rear end sway bar.

Dean50



 
bobb 
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03-29-20 12:19 PM - Post#2789733    
    In response to hpva

you must have a front bar that is bigger than the rear. it will reduce body roll.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 
Mike JW 
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03-29-20 07:07 PM - Post#2789767    
    In response to Dean50

Finally got some pictures I could see and post. This is a 10 bolt chevy out of a S10 4x4 pickup. And if I remember right I took the sway bar off the same truck. Hope this helps.

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hpva 
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03-30-20 05:17 AM - Post#2789782    
    In response to Mike JW

Thank you for the pictures, yes it helps.



 
bobb 
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03-30-20 07:59 AM - Post#2789795    
    In response to hpva

it is better to have the mounting points on the rear end as far out as possible. factory mounts may be a compromise.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 
Dean50 
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03-30-20 08:00 AM - Post#2789796    
    In response to Mike JW

That looks First Class, Mike.

Dean50



 
tommy49 
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03-30-20 11:53 AM - Post#2789815    
    In response to Mike JW

That's the same bar I'm going to use. Thanks for posting the pictures!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
grs 
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03-31-20 08:30 AM - Post#2789889    
    In response to hpva

It is not a sway bar. It is an anti sway bar. It stops the swaying of the car.




 
hpva 
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03-31-20 11:26 AM - Post#2789911    
    In response to grs

  • grs Said:
It is not a sway bar. It is an anti sway bar. It stops the swaying of the car.



Understood,just one less word to type.



 
40grit 
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03-31-20 05:31 PM - Post#2789937    
    In response to grs

Yea, And I don't have a hot water heater either but sometimes criticism has no benefit.

John



Just Slightly Abrasive


 
Mike JW 
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03-31-20 06:14 PM - Post#2789940    
    In response to 40grit

I'm glad the picture's helped. You won't regret putting a sway bar on you car. It really does help.



 


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