I received these pictures from JH Restorations as submissions to our monthly photo draw, and as I looked at the rest of the pictures in his Facebook album, I thought they would be good to use on our site too. The captions are taken right from their Facebook album.
So the body is off to paint so mow we have to finish up the frame. Here we are going to be replacing the rear stamped steel cross member with a 1″5/8 bar. This will not only clean up the look but it will give us a place to mount our sway bar.
Once we have determined where we want the bar we used a hole saw and cut out both sides of the boxed frame and slid the bar inside. This will five the frame plenty of strength when it is all welded up.
Next we had to cut the Welder Series sway bar by about an inch. The Tube was already cut off and Jordan used it as a gauge to cut the correct length off of the sway bar.
Here the bar is mocked up in the frame.
Now it is time to weld the arm to the end of the bar. This small steel ring Jordan made will ensure that enverything is centered.
Here you can see where the bar will be welded to the coupler ends on the sway bar.
Here is the final assembly before everything gets paint and powder coat.
Here is the Sway bar. The smaller Spring steel bar rides inside or the larger tube, and is issolated by poly bushing at either end. We also used Welder Series alternate swaybar mounting method.
Here is a close look at the sway bar disassembled. For more information on the set up visit www.Welderseries.com Paul and DW have always been great to deal with.
Here you can seen the black tube at the top. That is housing the Fords new sway bar.
WS22700 Universal Sway Bar
Check out the complete build of this 1955 Ford Custom Line.