Thanks to Energy Suspension for sending me the right shells for the lower control arms, I managed to get the front end back together. Only missing two grease fittings for the lower ball joints. I packed them away safely when I had to stop two weeks ago. Must've packed them away very good, cause I forgot where I've put them
I have a devoted relationship with the fine beers of Germany, more so witht those of Barvaria. I may not drink anymore but when I do again it will be with Deutsches bier from Deutschland. Now go, refill that rack.
I installed the factory sway bar on my elco rear, along with the "cargo" springs. It had the factory air shocks so I just replaced them although I think they were still fine. This really tightened things up and I feel much safer, nothing else was done. I had a '69 Chevelle without the rear sway bar and almost lost it a couple of times, started zig-zagging uncontrollably. Same with an old 70's Pontiac, I think it was.
Haven't looked or gone back under there yet but I wonder if Delrin bushings aren't available?
Yes, I did a little reading up on the various materials and found the application (location) will dictate the type of material recommended, so Delrin, PU, rubber depending, even spherical bearings for some enthusiasts.
I used the light-weight rear factory sway bar since GM never offered them on these elcos and didn't want to create unanticipated issues, it came from a cutlass g-body I believe (FWIW).