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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 08:55 AM
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First, no one has responded to running without a front sway bar. Not a good idea, even for a street car.

I have a rear-mounted front sway bar on my '76 Spider. Purchased from Orion Engineering decades ago. The founder, racer Jack Beck, sold the company years ago and I believe it is now out of business. The other supplier was Ward & Dean, but this is also out of business.

Just for a trial, try mounting the bar with the retaining straps as loose as possible, then tighten the bolts until the bar contacts the bodywork. This should illustrate how much modification is needed - which doesn't look like too much. The offending area are two drain channels for water, correct?

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There's a rear mounted swaybar system, which is not actually mounted in the rear, but uses the steering box and idler's mounting points. Far stronger than the standard front..

Racers use them.. they're out there. Daron at VC was going to do one a couple of years ago, but i haven't seen any appear on his website..

And I'm sure that front situation is fixable... it's only metal...


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Conedriver do you have any photos of the rear mount front bar?


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Pack the standard roll bar down. Will need longer bolts and suggest alloy spacers (as light weight) are made to pack the roll bar down. These spacers won't be simple to make but simpler than making a rear mounted anti roll bar, or getting a new front mounted anti roll bar that is shaped like a U in the middle to clear the bodywork.

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Sure. See below...

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