generic rear sway bar end links?

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woodsnake
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generic rear sway bar end links?

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Post by woodsnake » 29 Jun 2019, 22:57

I have a 1970 factory rear sway bar, but no end links- and I also have an aftermarket performance rear sway bar that is complete, other than missing the end links. On the one hand, stock correct would be best for the 70, but can you buy just the end links for or from an aftermarket source?

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Post by Royce » 30 Jun 2019, 07:14

The aftermarket sway bars are generally not too good. They have a U - bolt on each end that goes through the rear frame rail to hold the end links. In about 5,000 miles the frame rips out on each side. Then you have to do a big repair. I don't know how the stock rear bar works but it has to be better.
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Post by 70XR7Tom » 30 Jun 2019, 10:18

Two Comments
* The Summit SDK-C7ZZ-5486 aka Scott Drake C7ZZ-5486 aka Addco 995 kit a 3/4" rear sway bar interferes with the factory dual exhausts on the 70 Code M. I had to lower the mufflers and exhaust to install.
* Sounds like I need to keep a close eye on the frame connections for looseness and eventual failure
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Post by CougarCJ » 30 Jun 2019, 22:25

Deadnutson sells rear sway bar end links for 1971-73 Mercury Cougar, same as 1970 Mustang.
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Post by catlover » 01 Jul 2019, 07:32

Here is web site, scroll down six items, of course you could go to hardware store and buy material and make your own.
www.deadnutson.com/1967-1971-cougar-par ... red&page=2
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Post by canted 393 » 01 Jul 2019, 07:59

But isn't a cougar sway bar end link different from a 70 mustang?
Here is what wccc says about it https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/7 ... attribs=79.

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Post by Cougar Bill » 03 Jul 2019, 08:49

Cougar is longer. I asked Max years ago if AMK would make them. As long as I had an order for 50 sets he would. I ended up using threaded rod & making a sleeve. I did go with a larger dia threaded rod & had to drill out the washers. Years (like 20) and quite a few auto cross, sessions, no issuses!
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Post by CougarCJ » 03 Jul 2019, 10:47

canted 393 wrote:
01 Jul 2019, 07:59
But isn't a cougar sway bar end link different from a 70 mustang?
Here is what wccc says about it https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/7 ... attribs=79.
Ooops, 1970 Mustang rear sway bar end links are the same as 1971-73 Cougar. D0ZZ-5A486-A is the part number.

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Post by woodsnake » 09 Jul 2019, 18:54

The dead nuts info says "The Cougar uses a longer 11.5" bolt and a 7" spacer." But, the bolt only looks like a 5/16 bolt? Seems like it would be easy to fake, at a well stocked hardware store-
I also wish I had known how rare the rear sway bar was, before the car got sent to the recycle yard....:-(

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Post by CougarCJ » 09 Jul 2019, 19:18

It is a thicker bolt necked down for use with a 5/16 nut.
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