While I was at Tucci Hot Rods last week, I installed a Welder Series universal sway bar on the giveaway car they’re building for the NSRA this year. It was a good exercise- installing something you sell
Dave wanted the sway bar arms mounted facing forward, between the coilovers. Instead of using two #227005 mounts, we used six #70004 tabs on two different centerlines to mount the outer tube. Here are some install pictures…
Here’s the #WS22700 sway bar kit sitting at Tucci’s.
After determining where the arms should end up on the axle, the outer tube was trimmed to length.
After the outer tube is trimmed, the sway bar can be cut to length as well. It will need to be about 2-1/8″ longer than the outer tube. Or you can line it up on the floor and mark it :)
Since the arms were mounting narrower than the coilovers, we used six tabs to mount the outer tube.
These tabs were mounted in pairs, three to the outer tube and three to the rear crossmember.
If the tabs were all mounted in the same orientation, the tube could pivot on the mounting bolts. Offsetting one set of mounting tabs keeps the tube from pivoting.
The end of the sway bar that was trimmed gets pinned (and) welded to the smooth bore coupler. I welded it on the end so there’s no interference with the urethane bushing on the other side.
Now the axle tab position can be determined by assembling the arms/heims/tabs and bringing them to the axle.
For consistency’s sake, make sure both the heims are on either the inner or outer side of the sway bar arms.
Also make sure your frame is at ride height when you’re installing the sway bar…
The Welder Series sway bar is easy to install or retrofit to an existing frame.
Thanks for letting me borrow your camera, Dave!
What the heck… Here are a few pictures from the NSRA Nationals in 2008, just because people like pictures.
See what I saw!
Again, feel free to comment and leave a link to more Louisville pics.
Now guess that rear end…
Guess that spindle…
Guess that spindle…
Tim @ Pro’s Pick
Camper trunk. Huge! Nicely upholstered.
This was a really neat color.
“Honey, can you take the truck and pick up some sand for the kids?” “no.”
Sway bar on a front axle. Didn’t get an underneath shot – interested in how it is attached to the frame. I think you can see the bolts in the C notch picture.
Hidden hardware for the front spreader bar.
Tapered C notch for the spring…
Another one of those “I should take a picture of this” and now I can’t remember why…
I like the black wrapped transmission cooler lines.
I’ve got to get some of this twine.
Be still… twine wrapped cloth covered wires??!
I like the weatherstrip around the top of the radiator – fills that gap nicely.
I spent a long time checking out all the neat pieces on this Model A pickup.
Wow: love the heater line bulkhead, and every bolt has a ball milled “divet” in the head.
Enough room for the kids!
Flush roof insert on the same ’32.
Everything was just right on this ’32 full fendered coupe.
Wrinkle finish *anything* gets a thumbs up from me!
Not sure why I took this… but the tri-five is a reflection!
Clean spline drive wheel bolts.
Love the soldered fuel line junctions!
Really clean Model A in the Pro’s Pick area.
Sweet safety glass!
Tim gets some protein for the walk back to the vendor building.
1935 Deuce Sedan? Never seen this done before…
Big & low in the circle
I’ll be adding pictures and possibly videos from the show, so if you’re not here you can check in here for updates.
If you know of another link that has Louisville 2010 pics, feel free to link to them in the comments below.
I can tell it’s almost time for Louisville… my arms are sliding around on my desk as I type. We will be leaving on Monday, August 2nd to set up the booth on Tuesday. If you’ve never seen our booth, here is a pretty current picture:
If you could see through the wall between the vendors area and the seminar rooms, you’d see us. We’re against the wall, between the two NSRA merchandise booths. Our booth number is 134.
The cool kids are going to the BMX race on Saturday night!
Thanks to all who stopped by the booth at Louisville… it was great to hear from people who watch our videos, and get these emails. The show was great – good numbers (I think I heard just over 11 000 cars) and the booth had a pretty constant stream of the public perusing our wares.
There were some interesting “anti-’80″ T shirts around…