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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-03-2000, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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As you amy have read in previous posts, I am doing a 4wd straight axle conversion to my 1995 Chevrolet fullsize extended cab short bed 1500 truck. The front axle will be a dana 60 passanger side diff. What I need to know is will the stock swaybar work if I extend the end links down to the dana 60? If not and I have to make my own, what material do I use? How long should the arms that come off the main bar be?



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I don't know if it will fit, but I can help with the link-rods. I had a similar problem, plus I wanted to be sure the swaybar didn't hold the axle up at full droop. I welded tabs to the ends of the swaybar to accept 3/8" rod-ends, same with the mounting points on the axle. Then I used 1/2"x.060 tubing with the rod-end nuts welded on the ends to make adjustable links. Plus rod-ends eliminate the play the old bushings had an it helps handling a lot. If you want a pix let me know.

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Hey Chevota, I was thinking about your name[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img],
and that really makes ALOT of sense, because it seems the alternative would have been TOYLET [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] and that would have been the $hit$
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I hear you Scooby, but can you come up with a name for my Geo Metro-Super Duty Hybrid??????[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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Geord Meuter Duty? I like "Feo Meeper" though.

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Scoobydoo:

Thanks, I hope no one I know sees this.


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