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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 19, 7:24 PM Thread Starter
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Adding 1 1/4” sway bar to 66 chevelle

Does any vender have Correct looking brackets and bushings to add a1 1/4 trans am bar to my 66. Here’s a photo of difference between TA brackets/ bushings and my 66 bracket. I want a bushing/bracket that fits the taped holes in my frame.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 19, 3:19 AM
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Re: Adding 1 1/4” sway bar to 66 chevelle

I looked for a "correct" style bracket when I did this upgrade on my '67 about 12 years ago, but nothing existed at the time. I settled for a pair of later year GM brackets from a 70s F body I believe.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 19, 7:16 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Adding 1 1/4” sway bar to 66 chevelle

I wonder if these might work, I sent them a message; but their clarification about the hole spacing is not all that reassuring.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 19, 12:47 PM
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Re: Adding 1 1/4” sway bar to 66 chevelle

I used some off a mid 70’s Chevy truck and just filed the holes to be a little oblong. Not sure how correct they look but I wasn’t concerned with that. I think I also had to squeeze the opening closed a tiny bit. The bushings for a 1 1/4” bar seem nearly as wide as the hole spacing for my stock bar.

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Re: Adding 1 1/4” sway bar to 66 chevelle

What I did on my 66 SS is I bought the ones from one of the aftermarket company’s and then cut out part of the oblong bolt hole and welded the end piece I cut off back on and then ground off the weld flush. To fit the taped threads in the frame. Looks great but a lot of work.


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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 19, 12:50 AM
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Why don’t you use ENS-9-5165G
Bushings from summit? I ordered the 9-5164G for my 1-1/8” sway bar.
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Can I ask all of you about my set up in this thread. I have a 64. I have to tap holes for the passenger side since I had to get work done on the frame (result of battery acid dripping on the frame over the years).

How far away should the bushing be from the idler arm? I measured the drivers side to try to match it to the passenger side.
Im finding that the end links are very difficult to install. How hard should it be? I’m thinking of grinding down the sleeve lengths to make it easier. It’s seems the OPG sway bar I have wasn’t made properly, seems a little long and the end link holes don’t line up as well as I’d like.
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Can someone post pictures of their front sway bar? Do I need to grind down part of the gear box that touches the sway bar? I think it interferes with rotation/movement of the sway bar.
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