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How to make custom front and rear NASCAR-style anti-sway bars

If you've got any guts at all, try building a pair of NASCAR-style anti-sway bars ala Jeff Lilly Restorations. Cal them eye candy for the bottom of your ride. They look rugged, ballsy, and they work! Lilly specializes in musclecar resto work but does a fair amount hot rod stuff, too. There are no real instructions save for the images and captions below. We's say this particular construction is for the advanced technician, one with welding skills (or access to same), some knowledge of metallurgy, and some heavy duty mechanized equipment to make the job shorter and easier.

As each car is somewhat different underneath its shiny side, each fabricated piece must be a custom-drawn item and crafted for that particular car's suspension, engine compartment, and undercarriage. Although the actual bar and its ends are available from Lilly (or duplicated by any well-manned machine shop), the trailing links are pure custom pieces, again to fit a particular car. Herein, the basics of the project. So let's get movin'!  

Since the NASCAR anti-sway bar is heavy-duty stuff, it requires heavy duty mounting pads. Here, Louie began with 1x2x1/8-inch tubing and tack welded the two pieces together. He marked them with the correct angle to match that of the curvature of the frame. Then he used a 2-inch hole-saw to cut through the tubing where the bushings will be mounted.

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