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Old 05-03-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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Sorry I can't post pics for some reason, under my 67, there are two large bars? They go from under my radiator to, I don't know honestly, there are other bars that connect to these and they go to the lower control arms. The one that's under my battery is rusted and corroded and needs to be replaced, but I don't know what it's called and I can't find it online!! What the hell are these bars?
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
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Radiator supports? I think that's the technical name and the piece that goes to the LCA is the strut rod and helps set your caster on your car.
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As far as I know they are just support bars to keep everything from shaking around like mad.

You can make them out of round tubing and crimp the ends and drill your holes.
No need to buy them when you can make them.
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Your strut rod goes through them, so I wouldn't make them.
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Thanks for the replys guys, it looks like they are welded to the subframe? When I say subframe, I mean it looks like a frame, but I know these cars are unibodys, so I'm assuming its a subframe. If someone can tell me how to post pics, I can easily show you guys what I'm talking about. I don't custom fab, so I would have to have someone else make or install them. I'm not stupid, but I just don't know yet, so bear with me please...

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Im pretty sure these are what you are talking about. Welded to the bottom of the radiatior support and to the bottom of the fender apron. Also has the forward attach point for the strut rods.

http://www.cjponyparts.com/strut-rod...970/p/RADSB4L/

http://www.cjponyparts.com/strut-rod...970/p/RADSB4R/
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Im pretty sure these are what you are talking about. Welded to the bottom of the radiatior support and to the bottom of the fender apron. Also has the forward attach point for the strut rods.

http://www.cjponyparts.com/strut-rod...970/p/RADSB4L/

http://www.cjponyparts.com/strut-rod...970/p/RADSB4R/
Thats what I was thinking he was talking about.
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Yes, that's it! Thank you!!!
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When you install these make certain that they are properly welded by somebody who knows what they are doing. The strut bar that mounts to these sees a lot of load under braking and hard cornering. Probably a good time to buy new strut bars while everything is apart?
If these break loose, really bad things happen, like when I rolled a '65 notch, ouch.
These are very important parts on this kind of suspension.
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When you install these make certain that they are properly welded by somebody who knows what they are doing. The strut bar that mounts to these sees a lot of load under braking and hard cornering. Probably a good time to buy new strut bars while everything is apart?
If these break loose, really bad things happen, like when I rolled a '65 notch, ouch.
These are very important parts on this kind of suspension.
Thank you for the advice, I will look for someone I trust for sure!
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