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I finnished my anti-wrap bar

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by balzackks84, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. balzackks84

    balzackks84 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    So I finally finished my anti wrap bar but I only have one pic of it. It works pretty good. Went wheeling and I didn't drag it on anything, which I thought I was going to because I felt it came out a little low. I had little to no axle wrap on spots that I should have been bouncing like a thug in his 64 impala. My one pic is with it flexed so it might appear to be a little off. All i did was moint heims at both the top and bottom of the axle tube then mount up at a shackle which then connects to the crossmember. And I still have to take it all apart to strip and paint. Its painted on the welds because I didn't want to get rust under the paint. When I do that I might snap a couple more pics.

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    I plan on putting another bar in the gap.

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    Looks sweet and it looks like it works well too. What kind of metal did you use for the bar/crossmember. I would like to build my own next winter.
     
  3. balzackks84

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    It was 3x1 rectangle that is .25 wall. The tubing is 1.5" x .188 wall. The shackle was a combination of a cut up stock GM rear shackle and 3/16" flat bar. The brackets for the shackle are i think about 1/4" angle with gussets. The tabs off the axle tube are 3/8".
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    very cool how much did it run you and how well does it work?
     
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    balzackks84 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    From the tractor impliment store I got two upper links which gave me 4 heim joints that ran me $52 total. Then about $21 in metal and some scrap at home I had what I needed. It worked really well. Just driving in town I don't get a violent bang going into second gear. It did not limit my flex at all and really cut down on the wrap. Because I never wheeled with these springs without the bar I really don't know exactely what they did, but I do know I experienced nothing of what people said they did when doing the swap.
     
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    Are you running ford 57" springs in the rear?

    Your bar looks sweet. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif do you have any pics of you flexing with it at all?
     
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    balzackks84 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep did the springs 3 days before the bar. Zoomed out on the same rock. And I still haven't relocated the shocks.

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    any idea if you can stuff your 38's in to your wheel well with that bar?
     
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    Like to see a pic of the mount on the axle when you get the chance. Loks cool /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Very nice. how did you mount your 57's, what kind of flip echobit or ORD?
    I have the echobit flip and am talking to the owner on making a wrap bar for him to sell.
     
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    is it just me or is your u joint caps on the tranny side welded in???

    the bar turned out sweet man /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    -Jeremy
    PS my heims will be here soon...
     
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    Bryan- I'll get em tomorrow for ya

    Danny- ORD with echobit shackle

    Jeremy- Not just any wled but a custom Zack booger weld /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Naw its not welded. What are you using the heims for? Besides help you get through 72 hours of work a week. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Thanks
    I also see that the front mount for the anti wrap bars doubles as a drive shaft safety
     
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    From the tractor impliment store I got two upper links which gave me 4 heim joints that ran me $52 total. Then about $21 in metal and some scrap at home I had what I needed. It worked really well. Just driving in town I don't get a violent bang going into second gear. It did not limit my flex at all and really cut down on the wrap. Because I never wheeled with these springs without the bar I really don't know exactely what they did, but I do know I experienced nothing of what people said they did when doing the swap.

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    ok now how much to make me one /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    If you can, can you take pics of your flip. I would like to see that.
    I was woundering if you had your truck on the trail before you put the wrap bar on at all?
     
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    Some more pics that were requested:

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    I'm using the links to build mine. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Very nice. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    What is your cross member made of and is it welded or bolted to your frame?
     
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    There you go! Nice work. It's good you went with the central ladder aproach instead of the dual side bars, you would not have been satisfied. Great work, now where are the wheelin pics? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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