1st gen 2nd gen swaybar swap.

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by Quick Buick, May 2, 2019.

  1. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    Can they be swaped.. I can get a 1.25 bar off a 77 F-body I know they fit the 68-72s
     
  2. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    I put on one my 67 special.
     
  3. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    I have the fat bar off my 78' Formula 400 project installed under my 70" Skylark .
    Great for spirited street driving, but I remove bolt and bushings etc. from the driver's side a-arm when at the track.
    Jim
     
  4. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I believe that any 70-79 F-body front sway bar will bolt to any 66-72 A-body with minimal effort. Usually you will need longer end links to help clear the tie rod end adjusters and I often move them so that the bolts are at the bottom to further reduce possible contact. Usually, I will get a set of aftermarket polyurethane frame mounts as they are stiffer and have better access to the bolt holes. You can use allen head bolts or header bolts if clearance is tight.
     
  5. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    Thanks.
     
  6. GranSportSedan

    GranSportSedan Puppet dictator, wife has all power

    1970-1981 F body will work
     
  7. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    You will PROBABLY need to use ALLEN head bolts to install on the frame, not quite enough room for a socket to fit a standard hex bolt on my 71 vert...
     
  8. 65Larkin

    65Larkin Well-Known Member

    I have a lead on one of these sway bars here in NZ . Any issues fitting one to a '65 Skylark or just suited to later cars?
     
  9. Premier 350

    Premier 350 Chris (aka Webby)

    Lloyd, since you're in NZ, perhaps this is of interest. I used HQ-WB Holden front bar on my '69 Skylark. The chassis mounts took a little fabrication, but it's not that big a job. I'd be happy to forward some photos if you're interested.

    Cheers, Chris.
     
  10. 65Larkin

    65Larkin Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that Chris. I know they dipped into the US parts bin frequently - I might just have to have a look at what's out at my friends place amongst his Street Stock spares
     

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