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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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63 impala sway bar links

Attached are some pics of my 63 Impala's sway bar links.

It's hard to see but they appear to be slightly bent and the bushings are worn irregularly. I'm not certain the links are truly bent, I can't get a good look at them. While sitting still, I can not perceive any 'play' in them.

Is this a problem waiting to happen? If I replace them is the task as simple as unbolting old and bolting in new? I do not wish to raise or lower anything.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-30-2014, 08:22 AM
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They appear to be in pretty good shape. So good in fact that I would assume your previous owner had recently replaced them.

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They appear to be in pretty good shape. So good in fact that I would assume your previous owner had recently replaced them.

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It is obvious that the links are newer than the other parts but what is not at all clear from the pics (and very hard to get a good shot of) is the wearing of the bushings. I looked at a '64 Impala's at a show the other day and the links were noticeably more vertical than mine and the bushings seemed to be evenly worn. My bushings are worn unevenly (noticeably more on one side than the other on both the top and lower bushings.

The reason I ask is because I am getting ready to replace the front shocks and thought if the sway bar links were on their way out I would do them too. Is there some sort of 'test' that would give me a better indication?

Thanks for the reply. I was seeking a experienced opinion.
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I have a 64, and I don't see anything odd. But the pics are small



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I have a 64, and I don't see anything odd. But the pics are small
Thanks. I'm going to try and get some close ups of the bushings. If I get something useful I will re-post.
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