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RE: F41 front bar, bracket question


I went under the 69 Rob, and it looks like the groove in the bracket is at least parallel to the bar. But I do see the bushing is offset in the bracket a wee bit. Seem a bit biased to the center of the car. And when I look at the C2 bushings, my brain sees that same bias. I've gone mad.

So I think the groove is at least the same between C2 and  65 B. Willing to try.

 

You almost have to think of the B Bracket as a diagonal strap across the bushing. They had no other way to do it with the appropriate strength required. Someone on the all new for 65 Impala project failed to communicate this to Budd, and now has some splainin to do.

 



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I found some NOS ones when I do my build 

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Hey Mark, any update on the C2 bushings fitting in the 69? Im curiously anxious about this one!wink



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Should know soon Rob.



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Proof the 63-67 C2 front 7/8 bar bushing will work on the B Body. The bulge fits into the bracket groove perfectly. It's like it could be the same part with a different number between each car.

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Wow! That looks like an exact fit! Thanks for confirming this for the rest of us needing to replace our bushings.biggrin



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cdnpont wrote:

Proof the 63-67 C2 front 7/8 bar bushing will work on the B Body. The bulge fits into the bracket groove perfectly. It's like it could be the same part with a different number between each car.

bush proof4.JPG


 Does the 7/8" bushing fit the 15/16" bar ok though? That is the million dollar question. If so, I'm all in for new bushings on both cars!



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I'll check



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Food for thought,

Corvette Bushing Front Sway Bar Heavy Duty 15/16 Inch Each 63 67 ( #E9647 ) | Corvette Pacifica



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This is the one I ordered from Corvette Central.

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The bushing does fit the bar. There is a gap which I'm sure will close when the clamp bears down on everything. 

It drops right in the bracket easily and sits flush with the bottom when off the bar. So when on the bar it should squeeze together nicely.



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