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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by southernspeed, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Here's the pics for the Panhard set up. I think they're self explanetry.
    View from left wheel arch front and right. Any questions, just ask!:D

    panhard front.JPG

    panhard left box.JPG

    panhard left front.JPG

    panhard right front.JPG

    panhard right mount.JPG
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    And one more>
    I machined just enough off of the spring plate for the bracket to sit flat onto.

    panhard right view.JPG
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks. Nice setup. It looks fairly simple and should do the trick.

    What did you use for the bar itself and the ends? Is that a patch in the bend or for extra support?
     
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    The bar is 1 1/2" CDS (may have been 1 1/4 can't remember and the truck ain't here, I rode home to get those pics, lol) CDS is a more readily available form of DOM over here.
    The ends I made from 5/16" walled 2" CDS which I opened out slightly to fit '91 sway bar bushes. These are the steel sleeved push in type bushes but on reflection I should have used earlier type Energy suspension sway bar bushes as that would have given me 'shoulders' to locate the ends. If I need to replace them, that is what I'll use as they're the same size I think.
    Yeah, I welded a short piece of angle iron over the bend for peace of mind. It probebly didn't need it but .....
     
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    Thanks Mark. That looks like a great solution. Clean and simple. The Qr makes it the best of both worlds.
     
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    No problem. Seems to work good so far!
     
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    Why the Implement pins? I understand what they do, but why do you want/need them?
     
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    Quick Release.
     
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    Like CBBR says, quick release. The panhard restricts off road flex a bit. For gentle stuff it's fine but if you want to get serious you can just pull the pins and throw it in the back or hook the axle end up out of the way (i'm going to make a retaining plate a bit like ORD does for their sway bar set up.)
     
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    What is the purpose of the panhard set up on a leaf sprung vehicle? I always thought they were used to locate the fame/body over a coil type suspension.
     
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    That's correct but it also helps leaf sprung vehicles to a lesser extent. With cross over steering the side to side movement of the chassis over the axle makes for bump steer. Also, when turning at low speed the steering can pull the chassis across the axle losing some of the turning motion.
    It's no big deal but it did tighten up my steering alot for the street.
     
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    That is why I'm interested. For off-road, its coming off. While driving the 24 hours that I drive one way to get to off road, I need to control the sway and have the steering as tight as possible.
     

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