HELP SWAY BAR QUESTION.

wskirvin

wskirvin

Greasemonkey
May 22, 2017
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Indianapolis, In
#1
Okay, I'm working on a 88 Olds Cutlass Supreme Classic, I've managed to strip out 2 bolt holes on the drivers side where the bar bushing clam shell attaches to the frame... that being said, I've searched on here and read multiple ways of fixing this.(drill the frame them put in a nut and washer, welding a nut in place, putting u-bolts in to make studs, rivnuts, helicoils, ect.) My question is that i need to fix this but cant bring myself to cut and access hole in the frame to do the nut and washer or weld in a plate/nut ect... what has been the longest lasting repair you guys have done with this? just buy the riv nuts and drill the frame to accept them and use an allen headed bolt for the tight clearance? just looking for opinions. going to do all 4 so i won't have this issue again.

Any help or info is greatly appreciated!
 
wskirvin

wskirvin

Greasemonkey
May 22, 2017
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81
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Indianapolis, In
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Streetbu

Streetbu

G-Body Guru
Supporting Member
May 22, 2011
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#5
Riv nuts are long lasting and don't require getting inside the frame. Just do those...
 
69hurstolds

69hurstolds

G-Body Guru
Jan 2, 2006
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Definite riv nut job. Easier to do, not much to it, and you can remove the bolt when needed, although you probably won't ever again.
 
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HOAdrian

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 28, 2015
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#7
I had the same thing happen to my 67 Vista Cruiser. I drilled the holes out for the next larger thread size and and tapped the frame. You may need to enlarge the slots in the bushing strap. The larger size rivet-nuts require a pretty big thread-sert tool.
 

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