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Old 05-01-2021, 01:06 AM
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Default Rear sway bar drop link question...

It appears there a 2 different lengths on these,,,,

Early vs late (70-74)....or small vs large bar?

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Old 05-02-2021, 01:40 AM
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Could be Camaros were different length. I have had a bunch, but all were same length. Same PN both sides.
I have seen them broken, and repaired with new pipe too.
All size rear bars of this era got same drop link on Birds so equipped.
A person who wanted the back jacked way up may need longer ones for their skid around a corner.....

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Old 05-02-2021, 11:06 PM
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The 2 on the right are the shorter ones......

They look to be a matched pair....and I see no evidence of any cobbled welds...etc...

The far left is the later style.

With the slightly shorter bar ..I guess it would mean a bit less room for diff cover access....with a transverse muffler.......

I'm going to try them on my 73.......
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Evidently, 1974 was by itself with these, and 1975-81 had a left and right side.

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Thanks...for taking the time...to look that up,

I'm assuming that the shorter ones are 74...

While we are on the subject.......Anybody have a source/ part #....for a replacement top bushing?

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I am running the rear sway bar that I removed from my 74 Formula, I will have to measure eyelet to eyelet. You think they are shorter than the previous years?

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My 71 has the brackets welded to the frame rail while I have seen later bars with bolt on brackets. Maybe that is the difference? The bolt on bracket decreases the space available for the drop link so it uses a shorter link??

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Bolt on anti sway bar mounts use the wrap around drop link. I have access to a friends 74, and will measure the drop links this week

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This rear sway bar set was taken from my 74 formula. The drop link are about 10.5 inches long from center to center.
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Thanks...for taking the time...to look that up,

I'm assuming that the shorter ones are 74...

While we are on the subject.......Anybody have a source/ part #....for a replacement top bushing?
Check out post #15 from the following thread:

https://forums.maxperformanceinc.com...d.php?t=814904

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Mine are 11 inches long. 72 originals.( rough measurements while installed)

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My 71 has the brackets welded to the frame rail while I have seen later bars with bolt on brackets. Maybe that is the difference? The bolt on bracket decreases the space available for the drop link so it uses a shorter link??
In 75 they changed up to the bolt on brackets.....and the drop links used the wrap around bottom clamp with only one bolt..

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