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#1 fireforeffect

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Posted 25 April 2020 - 03:31 AM

New to the forum, not new to working on or customizing old cars and bikes. Need some targeted advice...

 

My T/A is a '78 WS6, 113k miles and it's never been touched (w/ exception of TH400 and Edelbrock intake). Collecting parts to rebuild the front and rear suspension, looking at painting the sway bars as I clean up the undercarriage. Is there anything I need to look for to tell me the sway bar needs to be replaced as I replace the bushings and look to paint them? Both are original to the car (front = 1.25", rear = .75"). Any advice/insights appreciated. Thx.



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Posted 25 April 2020 - 12:24 PM

Unless they're bent, cracked, or corroded they're usually fine.


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Posted 27 April 2020 - 04:58 AM

That's good enough for me, will look them over w/ a bright light once I pull everything apart. Many thx!



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Posted 07 May 2020 - 07:11 AM

So... front sway bar was severely eroded inside the bushings. Ordered a new Hotchkis hollow 1-3/8" bar and will install this weekend. Rear was in great shape, waiting on new bushings for the dogbones/links. Will scuff and repaint this weekend before reinstalling. 






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