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Re: Making traction bar adjustable...
I made my poly bushing links at the axles adjustable.
I simply welded some 7/8 grade 8 nuts to the ends of the rear bars.
I then welded grade 8 7/8 bolts to the bushing tubes.
I have had to adjust mine a couple of times now, they work fine and have turned out to be very tough.
I posted many pics when I did it,(I dont know where all of my floppy discs are since I moved, so I cant repost).
Basicly, I cut the hex head off of a 4 1/2" bolt and ground a small arch in the shoulder so it would fit onto the bushing tube nicely and then welded.
Then I slid about a 1 1/2" length of 1" schedule 40 over the bolt and welded it to the bushing tubing and then at the other end to the bolt (just for added strength at the bolt. I even went as far as to drill some holes through the 1" sleeve and florett welded it to the bolt at the shoulder, in a few locations.
I hope that makes sense.
The pictures will explain it very clearly if they can be located in past posts(probably about a year ago).