Chuck the Truck's 52 Chevy - Rear Sway Bar, ZR at 9 Mo, 4BBL
The bar it high and tight but there is sufficient room to change shocks, diff cover, and route larger exhaust pipes should I ever chose to do so. Now that I have the tonneau, moving the spare out of the bed is less urgent, but it should still fit under the bed.
I bent the new frame tabs from a piece of 1/8" x 2" flat stock. The drops were hollow so I slipped a piece of 1/2" rod inside to strengthen the joint.
The end mounts bolted up to the outer u-bolts. I used a piece of 1/4" stock as a shim so the bar clears the lower shock mount.
So was it worth the work? Well didn't you see me leading 3/4 of the IRL race at Joliet today? If I hadn't had to stop to pee.....
I never showed my "show car" engine bay with the 4 barrel. The headers are developing their natural protective coating and the thin film of dirt helps protect the paint. Medusa in the corner there is the wiring for the electric fan. Someday I'll straighten it up.
10/4/03 Just outside of Bloomington IL, I rolled over 10,000 miles. I'm discovering my milage is dependent on the wind. A healthy wind both ways on a 550 mile round trip and I was at 17MPG. After the trip, I removed the cheap overseas latch from the driver's side door and restaked the cup. It had loosened up and the door rattled. The wind noise was deafening. After I got it back together, I realized a spot of weld would have been better. Next time. Closes tight again - even better than it was.