2Loose Willy's Gasser Project, .....................

OK, This rig sits pretty high off the ground, so I added a front sway bar, that will help keep it riding flat when cruising the streets, and it can be easily disconnected at the drags if it slows down the front end lift on launch....

A Ranger 4x4 1-1/8" rear sway bar from Hellwig came the closest to meeting my specs, but still needed a little tweaking to get the best fit....

A little help from my friend the acetylene torch, with a lotta leverage bolted to the sway bar end, and I got it tweaked into shape....

Fabbed some mounts for the pivot points....

Added some "collars" so the bar wouldn't drift off center, they tend to drift sideways a little if you don't do this....

Painted the new collars with some gray hammertone I had on hand....

Assembled and ready to mount....

Hung the bar mounts under the frame using some 1-5/8" tubing left over from my cage building project, I don't think they will move any....

Then I had to pull off the lower coil-over mounts and add some tabs for the links, and then fab a pair of links the correct length, add some paint, and final assembly....

It looks good, and when I jack up one side of the axle and put all the car's front end weight on it, the bar does give a little, but it goes back to "center" when I release the weight. I have taken the temper out of the bar at the end bends when I heated it up, so it might deform there under hard cornering, but I doubt I will be doing that kind of driving in this rig! If it does deform, I can straighten it out and send it to Hellwig, they will heat treat it and put the full spring temper back into the bar for a small fee if I need it.

Can't wait to get it out on the road and check it all out.....

More later......

Here's some links to more pix:

Whacking And Welding Some Fenderwell Headers!

Ten Point Cage Build, and Who Knows What Else, a Chopped Top Maybe????

Dog Dish Hubcaps? Air Filter Rain Covers? Looks Good To Me........

Setting Up The Rear Axle and Suspension page 2

Setting Up The Rear Axle and Suspension page 1

Cutting A Hole In The Hood, and Setting The Fenders....

Installing The Radiator

Setting Up The Tilt Front End

Setting Up The Steering and Suspension 2

Setting Up The Steering and Suspension

Starting To Fit Some Parts Here and There....

Setting Up The Front Axle 2

Setting Up The Front Axle 1

Narrowing The Front Axle

Found This Ford F100 Front Axle

Assembling The Blower Motor

Reworking an Olds 425 to take a 6-71 huffin on it.

Trial fit for the 6-71, a Don Hampton special.

Pulled apart a '67 Olds 400 motor for spare parts.....

Did Some Porting Work on some Edelbrock Olds Heads

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