Joyrde
van Berlin

'67 GMC

Rear Sway Bar
Installation


updated
2/17/2019


The following illustrates modifications
made to retro-fit
a 1982-1991 Formula Firebird
23mm HD Sway Bar

to my 1967 GMC (Chevy) 2nd Generation Van
update
2/17/2019


The Sway Bar retro-fit / modifications are complete.
To complete the installation, the frame brackets need
to be welded to the frame rails. The welding will happen at
a friend's garage. This will happen when the
salt in N.E. Ohio has been washed off the highways.

I will share the handling difference once the install is complete.


The entire purpose of this site is
to be a working plan & recorded reference for the author.

This page or any links

 ARE NOT MEANT
 
to be instructional

in any form!!!
Parts needed:
  • 1982-91 Firebird 23 MM Sway Bar (sway bar ends to be heated and "bent" straight)
    • End links mount (2) - Energy
    • Sway Bar Bushings - Energy
    • fabricated frame brackets to install factory mounts
      • fabricated parts will be shown in pictures below
  • 3" U-Bolts (to fit 12 bolt axle tubes) - TotalFlow TF-U300 
  • Paint
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is to "right-click the picture,

then open in a new window

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Each picture can be enlarged

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This website is a "work in progress"

As of February 17, 2019
the sway bar installation  is
NOT COMPLETED


Stock Sway Bar Frame bracket
Parts
Frame bracket
Assembled
3" U-Bolt
End View
3" U-Bolt
Side View

New vs stock
Sway Bar Bushing
Energy 9.51151R
End Links
Energy 9-8121R
Note end link upturn
Side View - Stock
Sway bar endlink
frame must be
Parallel
Note end link straightened
Side View - mod
Upper Bracket
Side View
Upper Bracket
assembled Frt View
Upper Bracket
frame Mount Point
Rear View
No End Links
Front View
No End Links
Front View
with End Links
Rear View
as to be installed
Front View
as to be installed
End link Bracket View
as to be installed
donivan's
original
Fabrication



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