Installing front sway bar
Hi guys, apologies if this has been covered, but I didnt really see this in my search. (close but not quite).
Im having a hell of a time installing a front sway bar on my '68 coupe BB. I have a 1" front (maybe 1-1/8"? but that 1/8" isnt whats stopping me). I followed the directions it came with but its not even close to happening.
One of the directions say to remove the drivers shock and feed it through the spring. Even with my suspension at full drop (on the jack stands and wheel off) the space between the coils isnt even close to fitting the bar through.
I can get the bar most of the way to the other side but not that last mile... it goes in with the arms facing forward to get it that far but then cant turn it so its oriented correctly.
During the rebuild process many years ago, one was not put in. When I got the car, it didnt even have one (but all the proper holes are there), and thought "Ill do that later". Yup, should have done it before.
Its a pretty much stock suspension, not drop spindles, not tubular A arms, nothing. Its stock other than rotors and calipers.
Any tips appreciated!
68 RS/SS 496 T56 6 Speed Tuxedo black w/ white bumblebee. Strange Dana 60, Spicer 3.73 Helical Gears