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Hans L

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Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« on: February 06, 2012, 05:02:40 PM »
Ok, restored and re-installed the sway bar sleeve and clamp assembly over the weekend (the round rubber bushing next to the sway bar bracket).   So what does this thing do??  Prevent some lateral motion/sliding of the sway bar?  Sqeaking??  I don't recall my other GM cars having this ('69 Chevelle).

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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 07:16:20 PM »
It prevents lateral motion - keeps the bar centered.
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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 07:47:38 PM »
I've been at this for a long time and I've never seen a front sway bar the wasn't painted black at the factory.

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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 07:50:03 PM »
OK.  I was suspecting lateral movement.   Regarding color - if black is correct, easy to fix.  Assume a lower luster black - like "30%"?

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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 08:16:40 PM »
I thought the sway bar color was Dark Phosphate ?
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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 08:43:13 PM »
Nope-dip painted black.

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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 09:50:06 PM »
By the way, corrected the finish of the sway bar to black, though sprayed, not dipped:



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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 10:57:58 PM »
Very nice!  Which black did you use on the sway bar ??
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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012, 11:06:12 PM »
Not sure how correct, but I used Krylon semi-gloss spray paint,  per referencing the following sources & CRG feedback: http://www.67z28.com/finishes.htm
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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2012, 12:27:01 AM »
I believe the sway bar bracket should also be painted black.

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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2012, 02:51:32 AM »
Wasn't all the parts that were *dipped* in black, dipped in the 'satin black' (like the reconditioning black?).. semi flat is closer than semi gloss.... if you're using kyrlon or the like..
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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2012, 02:25:12 PM »
I painted my sway bar phosphate because I was on HeartBeat City's web site and they list the color as phosphate in the sway bar description.  So black is it then.  Thanks
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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2012, 12:13:33 AM »
Hans, over the weekend I took my swaybar pieces apart to refinish and noted the 360 degree bushing clamps were dark phosphate on both. See photo. George.

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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2012, 05:05:22 AM »
Isn't it likely that they were phosphated after manufacture, shipped to the assembly plant, then painted black after assembly onto the subframe?
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Re: Stupid Question - What does Sway Bar Rubber Sleeve/Clamp do?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2012, 11:33:01 AM »
Isn't it likely that they were phosphated after manufacture, shipped to the assembly plant, then painted black after assembly onto the subframe?
Subframes were not painted as an assembly.