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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2012, 09:46:32 PM »

Oops. That's a '67 subframe and it's using the stock 5/16" bolt size for that year. The plate is not a GM piece on this particular frame but made to replicate its function. The bolt holes could pretty easily be opened up to accommodate a 3/8" bolt, if desired.
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« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2014, 08:32:00 PM »

Found in the trunk of the State's Camaro is an unused factory rear sway bar set. Still covered in years of dust, but the parts tags remain.



Here is a comparison of the correct 5/8" diameter rear bar vs. a 11/16" front bar:



The contours are somewhat different.
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« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2014, 08:52:35 PM »

The support or tapping plate was earlier listed. It can be used on the front of the Camaro with the factory 1 1/16" bar.  The tapping plate is a heavy piece machined from 1/2" stock and relieved as Jon has pointed out for the indent of the subframe. It is threaded for 7/16"-14 threads, on 2.5 inch centers.
The State's Camaro has longer 3/8 tapping plates up front. Each plate has three holes, two for the bar attachment and one 1/4" for plate retainment.
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« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2014, 06:02:32 AM »

you can get a peek of a 1st gen rear sway bar under the prototype street ZL1 shown at the 1970 Chevy press preview

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« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2014, 08:35:06 AM »

Robert, many thanks for posting those detailed photos. What an awesome find. That Tom States A/Sedan '68 Camaro you bought was quite a score. I look forward to seeing more on it in the future.


Joe, thanks for posting that ZL-1 photo. It appears that the rear sway bar used on that car is more closely related to the '70 Z or SS Nova set-up than to the '67 version shown in this thread.
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« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2014, 12:31:32 AM »

Hopefully not wandering too far off-topic on my first post, but...

Didn't X-bodies get a rear sway bar, starting in 1968, when the F41 suspension option was ordered? I know that this was true in 1970, in fact, the rear bar installation on the ZL-1 shown above strongly resembles the Nova F41 configuration.

I have long wondered how the lowly Nova got this option before the Camaro.   Huh
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« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2014, 08:09:21 AM »

 there is some different info on it but from what I can tell the 1970 Nova had an RPO F41 that came out about March 1970,
 used a 13/16 front bar and a 5/8 rear bar, and can be ordered on SS and non SS Novas
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