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    1st gen sway bar

    I was looking at installing my sway bar and need the brackets and bushings to connect to the frame. I have the spring mounts but was wondering what to use for frame connection. I see napa shows the bushing but not the clamp part
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    The frame clamp and bushing is pretty standard. Similar to many other chevy models. These camaro bushings should fit, They have a rather large slot for the frame mounts so I think they will work. and they are $25 shipped. Just measure the diameter of your bar and buy accordingly:

    32mm: https://www.ebay.com/itm/82-02-Camar...QAAMXQ9rVQ6vZq

    34mm: https://www.ebay.com/itm/82-02-Camar...QAAMXQ9rVQ6vZq

    36mm: https://www.ebay.com/itm/82-02-Camar...QAAMXQ9rVQ6vZq



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    Well one trip to autozone and had what i needed im going to a local car show in the morning so will see if i feel any difference.
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    Real clean under there ! Nice ! Bill
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    There ya go!

    Yes, having a front bar installed does make a noticable difference in hard cornering



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    Drove 50 miles today and all I can say is ...wow
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    Quote Originally Posted by garagedoordennis View Post
    Drove 50 miles today and all I can say is ...wow
    Glad that works. Could you post a picture of how you connected the end of the sway bar to the spring/spindle/??? Also, did you use factory mounting holes in the frame or did you add those?

    Thanks!

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    What brakes/MC are you running? I had to add a drop bracket to the frame to accommodate the dual MC upgrade I did, I still have all drums though. You can barely see it in the second picture - replaced the broken link this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanSandy View Post
    What brakes/MC are you running? I had to add a drop bracket to the frame to accommodate the dual MC upgrade I did, I still have all drums though. You can barely see it in the second picture - replaced the broken link this weekend.
    I'm running stock drum brakes with a dual M/C. I see where that could interfere.

    Is that a 2nd gen axle? My '65 doesn't have the mounting hole for the link mount.

    Mike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by madillow View Post
    I'm running stock drum brakes with a dual M/C. I see where that could interfere.

    Is that a 2nd gen axle? My '65 doesn't have the mounting hole for the link mount.

    Mike...
    No, it's a first gen, '66 Sportvan Deluxe, came with a sway bar from the factory.

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