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    Post by Guest Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:25 am

    I bought sway bar bushings yesterday from Advance Auto. They told me G10 & G20 use same sway bar. My G20 has a sway bar that's 7/8" thick. The new bushings are too small. Is the G10 3/4" thick? That's the size of hole in the new bushings. Anybody know where to get bushings for a G20 that fit?
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    Post by donivan65 Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:09 pm

    My 1st Gen G10 sway bar measures .875,,,,,,the 2nd Gen G10 sway bar measures .940,,,,,,
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    Post by donivan65 Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:56 pm

    So if your sway bar is 7/8", thats what these 1st Gen bushings are,,,,,,try Napa or Autozone or another place,,,,,,you got the wrong ones if they are too small,,,,,,

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    Post by Guest Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:58 am

    Thankyou, Donivan!
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    Post by veefre Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:13 pm

    Am I missing something?

    I'm not seeing a sway bar on my '67 G20... But with the solid front axle beam, not sure if it needs a sway bar.
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    Post by donivan65 Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:20 pm

    I guess if your van don't sway in the wind or try and tip over going around corners, you don't need one,,,,,,
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    Post by veefre Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:20 pm

    Actually it doesn't lean much at all, or sway in the wind. I attribute that to the leaf springs in the front. But I am curious: is this van supposed to have a sway bar in the front?
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    Post by donivan65 Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:51 pm

    I think they were an option,,,,,,maybe standard on SportVans,,,,,
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    Post by Guest Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:10 am

    Sway bars were an option. My I.D. paper in my '69 Chevy van and my '69 GMC Handibus lists it as a factory option.
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    Post by veefre Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:28 am

    There is paperwork for my van that indicates the front springs were replaced about 10 years ago. Perhaps they put in stiffer springs at that time. In any case, it does ride a bit on the firm side and sway doesn't seem to be an issue.

    The '65-75 parts list over on oldcarmanuals.com doesn't show a sway bar for the '67 model year. Perhaps it was an option, though. It does seem to be standard on 3rd gen vans, the ones with independent coil spring front suspension.
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    Post by Guest Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:10 am

    Veefre, I'd just like to say you have a nice '67. I like the color, especially on original looking vans. I used to have a '67 108 in the same color, but it was badly rusted and I used it for parts. It came with a lot of empty beer cans too! LOL!
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    Post by veefre Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:21 pm

    KC,

    Thanks, I like the color too, a main reason why I bought it last month.

    However, it's not the original color. The original is a darker shade of green, with a slight metallic twinge. It's still visible on top of the dash ahead of the padding, and inside the glove box door. The van is mostly original - original (rebuilt at some point) motor, rims off a camaro, recaro seats (too wide, they impinge on dog house cover gasket), aftermarket side mirrors. They did a pretty good repaint - stripped the van inside and out and so even the headliner is that turquoise as well.

    I usually get only Mopar stuff but this van kind of stood out of the crowd. It's nice to have something different to tinker with.
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    Post by DanTheVanMan Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:54 am

    I just want to find a Sway Bar........ Anyone got one for a "66"?

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