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C4 Corvette Rear Sway bar mounting

Hey all. For those that have put the C4 Vet rear suspensions in what have you done for the sway bar? I put my bed back on the other day and found that the sway bar was hitting the bed. Not sure how I missed that as now I look at it and it was pretty obvious that it was gonna be an issue.

But none the less. Have any of you run into this? I did not tub the bed. I widened the fenders instead. FYI
 
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You can modify the stock bar mountings to make them work but a much cleaner solution is to install a torsion bar setup as shown in this photo. This pic was taken at Bobco but I think that the setup can now be bought as a kit from TCI. My 40 Ford TCI chassis has the same setup...
 
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Sorry Charlie. No pun intended. Lol

But that setup and idea would put me in the exact same situation. That's a straight axle you have pictured there with the mounts in the axle tub. Can't do that in half shafts. The mounting point has to be to the knuckle itself.
 
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Don't get lost in the details...the lower mounting point for that heim joint doesn't care what the axle/hub looks like, they both just go up and down.
 
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LOL. I got that Charlie. But I already have that exact setup. My issue is that it's already hitting the underside of the bed.

Im hoping I can take the heim joint out and do a direct bolt to the mount.
 
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Yeow that is a tight fit...the last one I did had tubs so that clearance was not so critical. Is there any way to incorporate the heim knuckle into the end of the sway bar/torsion arm so that you could eliminate the riser at the hub? Those hubs have a very stable up/down vertical travel with little front to back motion...the only movement in that direction would be due to the arc of the sway bar. You might be able to get away with only one heim joint at the hub attachment point.
 
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Ya that's what I'm hoping for. I know typical is to run the bed and that would resolve this issue. But I went with widening the fenders instead. That's what I get for doing things the hard way.
 
 
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