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N.O.S A Body/ B Body Rear Sway Bar


GM N.O.S rear sway bar correct for all A Body cars 1964-1972 and B Body 1965-1970
Has GM parts tag #394926 on it-discontinued for over a decade
$325 plus shipping-please note it is over size to ship-I shipped an used one to Carl earlier this year and it was around $48 to ship-just a FYI
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Dave



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I want so badly to comment on the bar bend. But I don't know enough to be sure.



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Sold! Kevin inquired first-sent you a pm Mark-thanks!
Keep on Cruising!
Dave

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cdnpont wrote:

I want so badly to comment on the bar bend. But I don't know enough to be sure.


 I know what your thinking... there were two slightly different versions of this GM rear sway bar .  The factory built had a more subtle bend in the middle , and the GM over the counter had a more pronounced "V" bend. I've had both and there is a difference .  Why there was a change , I do not know . Perhaps someone can further comment .

The benefit of the NOS is that it is new , nice and smooth with no pitting .  I still have a few of the originals , and they all experienced some degree of pitting .    



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Yes, anytime you see NOS with the decals, you've found exactly what you need.

I managed to snag a very old original bar way back for my 65. You see them come up from time to time, but you have to act quick, just like with Dave's bar.

Good snag Kevin.



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cdnpont wrote:

Yes, anytime you see NOS with the decals, you've found exactly what you need.

I managed to snag a very old original bar way back for my 65. You see them come up from time to time, but you have to act quick, just like with Dave's bar.

Good snag Kevin.


 i have to check to see if I have any B body cars it will fitsmile



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cdnpont wrote:

Yes, anytime you see NOS with the decals, you've found exactly what you need.

I managed to snag a very old original bar way back for my 65. You see them come up from time to time, but you have to act quick, just like with Dave's bar.

Good snag Kevin.


 i have to check to see if I have any B body cars it will fitsmile


 Says the king of B bodies...



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70 SS ACADIAN wrote:
cdnpont wrote:

Yes, anytime you see NOS with the decals, you've found exactly what you need.

I managed to snag a very old original bar way back for my 65. You see them come up from time to time, but you have to act quick, just like with Dave's bar.

Good snag Kevin.


 i have to check to see if I have any B body cars it will fitsmile


 My chevelle had a mickey moused sway bar on it when I got it. Buddy never boxed or sleeved the control arms. I got a NOS GM bar out a dealership in Edmonton about 15 years ago for $200. A pair of junk yard arms,boxed,sleaved,new bushings and powder coated. Factory bar fits like dream and looks great.



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They take a little work to get them to bolt up just right, but it's an easy diy with some patience. The goal is to shim them so they neither pull or push out on the control arms. And of course as we know the rearward bolt needs to pass through a spacer inside the arm. The forward just bolts to the arm side itself.



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They take a little work to get them to bolt up just right, but it's an easy diy with some patience. The goal is to shim them so they neither pull or push out on the control arms. And of course as we know the rearward bolt needs to pass through a spacer inside the arm. The forward just bolts to the arm side itself.


 OPG and Im sure others sell the piece/insert  that you would weld onto the bottom of the arm.It has bumps pressed into it where the sway bar bolts go through. Mine were done by a friend who runs a performance shop. 1/4 inch steel on the bottom and steel sleeves for the bolts. Cant shim mine yet as the car is still on blocks with the suspension unloaded.



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You know, I was all about making everything solid and stiff. I'm not so sure if that is the right direction anymore. I've kind of embraced the let it flex train of thought these days.

The bars? They're a 100% must do, but I'm not sure the bracing accomplishes much except putting more stress on the elastomeric bushings.

Maybe I'm wrong, I guess if you plan on tossing it around aggressively you'll need some kind of bracing.



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When I installed mine I also went with tubular control arms.
Whopper of a difference in driving.

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