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Old 05-15-2006, 01:05:02 PM   #1
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1970 Rear Sway Bar - Help

I was going though some parts catolog's trying to find new rear sway bar bushings for my 1970 Z and can't find any listing for them. Does anybody know if they are available in repro. and if so from whom.

I also need 3 of the plugs used to plug the round holes on the inside of the rear quarter panels. Anybody from some used?

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Old 05-15-2006, 01:23:09 PM   #2
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[quote=citrusz]I was going though some parts catolog's trying to find new rear sway bar bushings for my 1970 Z and can't find any listing for them. Does anybody know if they are available in repro. and if so from whom.


There is a company that repros them in Poly and they are available in both black and red. I will dig you out the Company name. I think I was able to order them online. I will get back to you. LT1Z28 Cliff K Hazlet NJ
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:46:04 PM   #3
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Cliff and others, Does ANYBODY make an accurate bushing for the sway bay downlinks.....The rubber that went around bar inside clamped/bolted portion?
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:29:05 PM   #4
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Chuck,
I can answer that question. No.
Plus GM discontinued those a long time ago. The bushings for the sway bar ends (under shock plate) are still available.

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Old 05-16-2006, 08:32:26 AM   #5
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Chuck,
I can answer that question. No.
Plus GM discontinued those a long time ago. The bushings for the sway bar ends (under shock plate) are still available.

Rick H.

FROM WHO ARE THEY AVAIALABLE FROM?
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:36:26 AM   #6
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I also need 3 of the plugs used to plug the round holes on the inside of the rear quarter panels. Anybody from some used?Thanks

Why would you want to trap the moisture with plugs? Just like GM leaving the bottom door drain plugs in my Grand National. I want the water to drain out. And I've seen other doors rotted because of this.
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:39:24 AM   #7
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Why would you want to trap the moisture with plugs? Just like GM leaving the bottom door drain plugs in my Grand National. I want the water to drain out. And I've seen other doors rotted because of this.

THIS CAR WILL NEVER SEE WATER. IF THE CAR LEFT THE FACTORY WITH THE PLUGS, I WANT THEM. DO YOU HAVE ANY OR KNOW WHERE I CAN GET THEM? THANKS
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FROM WHO ARE THEY AVAIALABLE FROM?

From GM. Part #7503168. These are for the Z/28 rear sway bar ends.

Part #344697 is the number for the downlink bushing. It's been long time discontinued but you can use the number to do an ebay or web search.

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Old 05-16-2006, 10:05:40 AM   #9
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THIS CAR WILL NEVER SEE WATER. IF THE CAR LEFT THE FACTORY WITH THE PLUGS, I WANT THEM. DO YOU HAVE ANY OR KNOW WHERE I CAN GET THEM? THANKS

I think I remember Dennis T saying he got his from Ground-up????? Maybe he'll chime in.
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:09:31 PM   #10
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The name of the company that makes a set of bushings for the 1970 Z-28 rear sway bar is Energy Suspension. The set comes in both Black and Red. I used the black and they installed with no problem. I think you have to get the set unless that has changed. They have a website which you can find doing a google search. These bushings are a poly but are the only things that I could find after a long search. I only used the drop downs because the others I found on Ebay. regards Cliff K LT1Z28 Hazlet NJ
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:22:13 PM   #11
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Rick H, I appreciate and understand your answer. I was/am hoping someone, not as lazy as I, could research and off a SPECIFIC/EXACT size piece of rubber hosing that would replicate this simple factory bushing, your above mentioned......"Part #344697 is the number for the downlink bushing"
Oh well, I'll get around to it eventually..............

While on the sway bar subject.....I was thinking about having mine sandblasted or shotblasted to remove rust etc.........and then painting with CAST BLAST or ?????? What are everyones's Favorite paints to make the sway bars and steering center link LOOK natural, LOOK like factory unpainted,
Please dont tell me to clear over the bare metal, it wont last, it doesnt work!!!
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