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  • Anybody have pics of front sway bar on a CJ7?

    Like the title says, I'm looking for pics of how the front sway bar is mounted to the frame on CJ7 AND pics of how the sway bar links are mounted to the spring plates.

    My research shows that sway bars were available on the CJ7 as early as '76, mine just happens to be one that didn't get one.

    '76 CJ7/304

  • #2
    I can give you a pic of mine hanging in the garage.

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    • #3
      a fellow jeeper...

      I volunteer Gnarly. He just did this. (Sorry, Gnarly...) Shoot him a PM in case he missed your thread, Phat.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by blackwater
        I volunteer Gnarly. He just did this. (Sorry, Gnarly...) Shoot him a PM in case he missed your thread, Phat.

        Done.

        Thanks

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        • #5
          I just shot some pics and I will post them later tonight. I forgot my cable for my camera.

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          • #6
            Why do you need a sway bar? It's just something you'll need to disconnect to go 4 wheelin or it will severly restrict your articulation. I've never had one on mine, and it was my daily driver for the first 10 years I owned it. Now I just drive it to the trails and home and I still don't see a need for the extra hardware up front.

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            • #7
              I've been dealing with this issue myself, and despite comments to the contrary, I'm going ahead with putting them on. I'll decide if I like 'em or not! Anyway, there is a mount that bolts to the frame that's obviously missing on yours, not having had them in the past. They are kinda hard to find, but I just purchased a used set through "Willys Works" in Tucson ,AZ. Once you see the mount, it's intuitive how the bar mounts to the frame. As far as the link to the spring pad, it mounts in front of the spring pad, just like the shock does in the rear. You probably have to add this mount as well. You can get real high tech about it, like buying some new spring mounts like JKS has on their web site, or you could just weld some grade 5 bolts to your existing pads.

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              • #8
                http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...1/P1010624.jpg
                http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...1/101_0186.jpg
                http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...1/101_0185.jpg

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                • #9
                  show off...

                  Never mind, Gnarly...I think Fuzz got it covered...LOL.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Fuzz, that's perfect.

                    NoCheepGas, I'm with you. I don't like the out of control feeling when driving down the highway and I don't want to have to start wearing depends every time I jump into my heap.

                    I see what you mean about the mounts. That clears it up perfectly for me.

                    Yelocj, that's why god created disconnects.

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                    • #11
                      I just PM'd everyone back before I read this.. Looks like Fuzz handled the pics! Thanks Fuzz! Fuzz showed me how to set mine up when I did it too. You all may find the holes are there for your sway bar, but the nuts are not welded inside the frame for installation. Over the past couple of years I've seen many a thread on welding nuts inside the frame, but a welder I am not, so I used some long grade 8 hardware (overkill but anyway) and drilled through the other side of the frame. This worked like a charm and I have not had any issues. Mind your pwr steering high pressure line on the drivers side. You may have to tie it off to keep the line from rubbing on the hardware to prevent a future leak. If you all have a hard time finding your harware (ie the brackets that mount to the frame, or whatever), let me know. There is a Jeep junkyard in the way of my work travels and I can get the number and post it on Monday if need be. I picked mine up from there, and I saw a couple more too. Make sure you all put the quick disconnects on (They are not all the same either, the ones I picked up are anything but "quick"). It does severely restrict articulation on the good stuff, but they are "good" in my opinion on the road. These are not a cure for bump steer or excessive wandering because of loose steering components or ball joints, but it does tighten it up a bit. They do help in the corners. The disclaimer here is not much will help if your springs are 30+ yrs old. Mine always felt like it was going to roll over with the stock springs in sharp corners and it felt like it would roll from the rear. The new springs helped the most, then I installed the sway bar and overall those two improved my performance and drivability 80 percent from what it was.

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                      • #12
                        Fuzz - I don't suppose you could tell me what that part number is stamped on the back of the bracket is?

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                        • #13
                          Yea, I can. As they are side specific, they have different part #'s :5356920 and 5356921.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NOCHEEPGAS
                            Yea, I can. As they are side specific, they have different part #'s :5356920 and 5356921.
                            20 is drivers 21 is passinger.

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                            • #15
                              My 76 frame had neither the holes nor the nuts on the frame.
                              I do have an extra set of the parts for a swaybar.

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