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« on: August 27, 2011, 09:58:44 AM »

My 1969 ragtop  is an 11D (early) car.  I am in the process of a complete subframe restoration.  Does anyone know a vendor that carries the sleeves and clamps (AIM UPC3  A5) for the sway bar that go just inboard of the sway bar bushings and brackets?  Here are a couple of pictures of my sway bar.  Thanks.


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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 10:19:10 AM »

I have looked for these but I can't find any.  Everybody I ask at the parts houses don't know what I'm talking about.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 09:20:24 PM »

Have you tried Firewheel Classics (800-711-0125)? Here's their outer bushing & bracket. Unfortunately they don't have any information on the "inboard" parts. Who knows, maybe they do have them. If not maybe they can point you in the right direction.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 10:32:01 PM »

What's wrong with the ones in the pic ?
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2011, 08:33:47 AM »

Marty,  I am looking for the sleeves and clamps on the inboard sides of the sway bar bushings and brackets. Thanks anyways  Smiley

Charley, I guess I was just looking for an easy way out (instead of restoring them).  What was the original finish on the clamps? Thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2011, 09:07:25 AM »

Unfortunately they don't have any information on the "inboard" parts. Who knows, maybe they do have them. If not maybe they can point you in the right direction.

I'm guessing the "Inboard" clamp & sleeve shown in your bottom pic (left) is the one you are talking about? I have seen similar clamps in Firewheel Classics catalog & the sleeve looks more like a urethane wrap.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011, 02:17:34 PM »

Those will clean up fine.

Disassy with care, clean rubber with soap and water, light degreaser, solvents usage should be minimized and dress with protectant.

Unwrap - unbend clamp, degrease in solvent tank & power-wire brush the steel clamps, preserve via your favorite method.
blast?, Boeshield natural steel, prime & paint? or plate (Clear zinc) * it seems they were orig natural. (I chose the incorrect method of clear zinc, mine look good & I drive my car)

Clean up hardware via plating or blasting or plating Phosphate bolt and clear zinc Nut & lockwasher, or, purchase NEW (Replacements) from AMK.

Reference: The 69 AIM UPC 3 Sheet A5, Staiblilized Shaft, View A Items 10 thru 14.

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2011, 04:01:26 PM »

To add to what Jim said, if the rubber is hard there's fix for that. Soak the rubber in Lestoil for a few days they will sften up like new. Leave them in too long and they turn to mush.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011, 11:49:22 AM »

 Over the past few months, I have been collecting the parts to rebuild the front of my 69.  I know that I found a replacement set of the sleeves someplace. (they were repos not NOS GM) If you have not found them, let me know and I will try to figure out where I got mine from.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2011, 07:35:18 PM »

If you don't mind go ahead and find out where you got'em and post or PM me. I need a set as one of mine was missing so I can't just restore mine.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2011, 09:03:27 PM »

On the link below, click on the Image - Part No. MOG K5227. Next link enter the same part number (K5227)under Part Number Look-Up, then key the Part Number on the next link & you'll finally get to the pic. (Sorry for taking the scenic route but for some reason the pic link failed to post). If all else fails, give them a call...800-568-4761.

http://www.woodys-auto-supply.com/search.asp?stext=K5227&x=18&y=15  
 
 
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2011, 10:56:39 AM »

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1967-69-CAMARO-FIREBIRD-FRONT-SWAY-BAR-SLEEVE-BRACKETS-/330265856317?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A1969%7CModel%3ACamaro&hash=item4ce561093d#ht_1696wt_941

I purchased the brackets from The Parts Place Inc. through their EBAY Store.  The quality of the parts are fine.
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2011, 03:32:42 PM »

11D Early... did they have the locators or not?
I thought the introduction was later, however I could be wrong.
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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2011, 05:04:14 PM »

Thanks for the link Dave.   What could I use for the grommet?
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2011, 08:02:35 PM »

I am second owner of the 11D.  The car was never restored before I bought it in 1975 and had about 95% of it's original parts.  It has sat in my garage untouched until I started the restoration in January of 2010. The pictures in my post are of the sway bar as I received it and I am pretty certain factory original for the car.  BTW I labeled the pictures backwards, right is left and left is right....... whoops there goes the mind again  Smiley.

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