Stablizer bar to I beam

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Stablizer bar to I beam

Post #1 by psa1sonic » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:24 pm

Has anyone added stability bars to I beams. If so what size ect

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Re: Stablizer bar to I beam

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:17 pm

I have used simple track bars on a number of cars, trucks, and larger Motorhomes too, all with good results. Sway bars can also work. The one other system that works real well is the Watts link. It all depends n what you need it to do. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Stablizer bar to I beam

Post #3 by Wesman07 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:23 pm

What are you looking to do?

Bubba mentioned a whole bunch of designs that fit into the broad category of “stabilizer bars”
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Re: Stablizer bar to I beam

Post #4 by psa1sonic » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:34 am

Wesman07 wrote:What are you looking to do?

Bubba mentioned a whole bunch of designs that fit into the broad category of “stabilizer bars”

I wanna be able to drive 75 and the truck stays stable. Trying to modernize my truck as much as I can. I got abs off a newer pickup. The rear axel I took a sway bar off a wrecked new one.

I have added some frame stiffness. With more cross members.
I have a front sway from a f250 it is a bit big. But I’m concerned about how to attach it to the I beam. Or Maby the radius arm. But I am running into clearance issues and looks issues. The one place it fits make the truck look just ugly

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Re: Stablizer bar to I beam

Post #5 by bubba22349 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:32 pm

Ok for your above stated needs, I can highly recommend a set of Hellwig sway bars for your 1975 F150 the front bar kit is 1 1/8 inch. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Stablizer bar to I beam

Post #6 by Wesman07 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:33 am

1 1/8” is a good size.

I have a 1” bar with 12” arms up front. It is just barely enough with soft springs
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