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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-16-2001, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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has anyone made a diy panhard bar?

howdy,
i like the way spidertrax's panhard bar looks. but on the other hand i would like to make my own, or copy someone's else, to some what of a degree. i was wondering if someone had made a diy panhard bar? if you have or someone you know has send me some pics. and if you have made your own help me out with some ideas on how and what i will need.



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Re: has anyone made a diy panharb bar?

I have been wondering the same thing.
I found this site, it's a pretty good read.
http://www.so-calspeedshop.com/catal...t/panhard.html
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Re: has anyone made a diy panharb bar?

Lav25 (Jason) made one and as a result broke a shock tower. I don't know what this says for his fabrication skills[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]. Personally, I think it'd be easier and you'd get a better product if you buy one. I know it doesn't seem like much for the $$ but remember that you're also paying for all of their design and fabrication...

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Re: has anyone made a diy panhard bar?

Go to IZOOK they have a tech arrticle on building your own panhard bar. As for the $$$ Why spend $250.00 when you can make one for under 50.00

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Go to IZOOK they have a tech arrticle on building your own panhard bar. As for the $$$ Why spend $250.00 when you can make one for under 50.00 they aren't that hard to make!


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I did my Zuk's first panhard back in 95 or so. @ things to keep in mind. Make it the exact same length as your drag link. Try and place it on the same plane as your drag link. This way you don't have the links fighting each other causing wierd handling.

I'd also use at least a 5/8" rod end, and spend a few extra bucks for good ones.

Also, if you're going to weld the bracket to your frame, spread the load out alot. There's alot more force than you'd think on the panhard. It can tear your frame open.

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Re: has anyone made a diy panhard bar?

The broken shock tower was due to a roll. A pan hard bar isnt that hard to do so long as you have the ability to build one. A machine shop with a nice milling machine makes it very easy.

You basically need a couple Heim joints, a piece of C channel or box steel, something for a bar, I used a piece of DOM chromoly steel pipe threaded at both ends for the Heim joint. The basic secret is to mount the bar on the passenger side to the axle, and to the frame on the drivers side. You want the bar to hang down enough from the frame to get it parellel to the axle, but not interfier with suspension uptravel.

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I built one out of a cherokee sway bar. It was pretty simple, as long as you can weld. However since I run the calmini linkage steering (till I can do a HY-Steer) I placed mine on the opposite side. What is going to cause 'adverse steering' if I keep it the same when I switch steering systems. Maybe I am a little slow, but I can't understand why it's not going to work the same either way. I mean it has nothing to do with the steering system. So what's the problem?



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This is what I did for mine:

http://www.izook.com/tech/aapanhard/aapanhardbar.htm

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Re: has anyone made a diy panhard bar?

howdy,
thanks for the info everybody. i have an extra steering cross bar(the one that goes from tyre to tyre), and thats what i wnat to use. after a couple of mods to the bar and welding of some tabs i will post some pics.



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