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    One brand new 3/4" diameter rear sway bar kit for 64-68 model year Chevrolet G10 Van

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    Post by DanTheVanMan Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:42 pm

    One brand new 3/4" diameter rear sway bar kit for 64-68 model year Chevrolet G10 Van

    Fits a 64-68? Can someone help me out here? Can it fit a 1st and a 2nd Gen?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/959-sway-bar-64-68-Chevrolet-G10-Van-Sportvan-Class_W0QQitemZ370105403689QQihZ024QQcategoryZ33592QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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    Post by donivan65 Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:39 pm

    The front sway bars are different because of the springs and master cylinders, but I would think a rear one would be a universal fit one. And it would just clamp onto the differential, looking something like this brakeline and have 2 links connecting the ends of the bar up to the frame......

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    Post by veefre Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:15 pm

    Wouldn't one want to make sure one has an anti-sway bar up front before adding one to the rear axle?
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    Post by DanTheVanMan Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:58 pm

    Like I have said before Don. You've got a picture for everything and always just the right one too. Thank you.

    And Veefre, you make a good point... Being all the weight is in the front!

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    Post by donivan65 Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:45 pm

    I got 1000's of van pictures,,,,,mostly mine. But I could just go into the garage and snap a picture and put it on the forum if I had to. I would like a rear sway bar on mine,,,,it is jacked up in back but I got my spare tire above the rear end right now. I don't know if I can clear that tire and gas tank with a sway bar. You could call or email that company and find out how it mounts and how wide it is and then see how it would fit between your frame rails. I am sure others would like to know. I was looking to post a picture of M1Dadios rear sway bar on his 65 with a FireBird rear end if I could of found it.
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    Post by DanTheVanMan Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:56 am

    All righty. I'm on it. This may take care of the back. Now I just need to find a front... Will let you know what I hear from the company.



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    Post by ViewMaster Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:28 am

    From my previous reseach this is the one and only source for rear sway bars that fit are vans. If I remember right the story was that someone bought the the last one in stock years ago. With the quanity availible at 29 I'm guessing someone got them to run another batch of 30. Damn I need some money!
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    Post by VANagain Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:45 pm

    I found a photo of a typical Addco kit on a distributor's site:

    http://swaybars.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=2126

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    All they show is this tiny photo (and I doubt it is the one for our vans) but you can see the a bunch of brackets and stuff come with it.

    Year One sells them too (but not the one for our vans) and they say:

    Addco bars are available powdercoated black, red or gold zinc-plated. Includes urethane bushings and mounting hardware.
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    Post by delvans Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:32 am

    Can someone explain the benefits of a sway bar for the mechanicly challanged like myself?
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    Post by donivan65 Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:01 am

    When you go around a curve too fast, you can really feel the van wanting to lean over. The sway bar connects to each side of the frame so when one side goes down it pulls the other side down with it. It kind of helps keep the van level so you don't feel like you are tipping over. These vans are top heavy, have solid front axles and heavy springs, so they need all the help they can get to make them handle a little better.
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    Post by DanTheVanMan Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:48 pm

    And you can't explain it better than that. Thanks Don....


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    Post by donivan65 Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:20 pm

    But the sway bar will pull that inside tire up if the van leans way over, so it could make things worse. The 1st Gen vans are so rough riding, you probably couldn't tell the difference in handling if someone stole the sway bar off it,,,,,,,A 2nd Gen has softer springs, so a sway bar might make more of a difference on it.
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    Post by veefre Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:24 pm

    The springs (all four) on my '67 were renewed around eight years ago. The van doesn't lean much if at all in turns. Bear in mind that an anti-sway bar won't prevent a van from tipping over, but it will tend to make the end with the anti-sway bar to wash out sooner. That's why it's generally advised to put a bar in the front end first, so as to preserve understeer. If a van has only the rear anti-sway bar, the rear end will tend to wash out before the front, resulting in oversteer with is harder for most drivers to control (it's like a slide or a spin) but which trained race car drivers tend to enjoy.
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    Post by DanTheVanMan Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:38 pm

    Your right Vee. We call it a "Power Slide". And under the right conditions, it is loads of fun. Just not what comes to mind when talking Vans....


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