Dear Welder Series…
Received my order today. Your parts are absolutely fabulous. Just as advertised.
I do have a question though. Take a look at the pictures. The threaded bolt that goes into the threaded end of the pan hard bar on the end that gets welded to a bushing has a slight angle cut in it. Different from the others. I was wondering if it was supposed to be welded on an angle for mounting purposes or just a flaw in the cut off the bolt.
Hi Mike, thanks for your comments. The adjuster included in the universal panhard kit goes on the red end bracket and is notched on a 5 degree angle to clear the pinion. You’ll also notice the two frame tabs are different lengths – this is to compensate for the angle of the bar at the frame.
I came across this build on the 67-72chevytrucks.com forum and asked the builder if I could share the pics here. He used our step notch, rear four link, Panhard, and center section. Here’s the link to the build: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=653414
Nice work! Parts used:
Dear Welder Series…
I have a quick question relating to the rear axle/ triangulated four-link:
Will I need a rear sway bar in addition to the triangulated four-link set-up? I see conflicting responses online, and figured you may have the best answer.
Depending on who is doing the defining, a sway bar might refer to an anti-roll bar (shown below):
or a Panhard bar (shown below):
Our sway bar/anti-roll bar is designed to resist the tendency to lean when in a turn. A Panhard bar keeps the frame centered, with some tolerance, between the tires and has a minimal effect on the tendency to lean in a turn.A Panhard bar, or some other location device, is necessary when a parallel rear 4-link is used because the bars themselves don’t offer much resistance to left-right chassis movement. (Left-right movement is different from leaning or rolling left to right.)
The triangulation of the bars resists the left-right movement when a triangulated rear 4-link is used so a Panhard bar is not required.
I hope this is clear.
Thanks for asking.
I'm wondering about your brackets 21842. I'm building a watts link and want to use a bracket similar to what you have. But can I simply bent one backwards and have a left and right side bracket?
I have a 66 mustang that needs a new rear suspension. I am interested in your 4-link rear upgrade.
Good morning, I want to install a 4-link kit on my 95 S-10. I was hoping you could recommend a kit.
Yaril (tylerdurben on the H.A.M.B.) is working on his second truck in this series, and called us for the rear four link, panhard kit, and some air bag brackets.
Jeff (aka "Biscuit Eater" on the HAMB) is working on his first hot rod project - a '29 Ford pickup.