Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

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Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by enio45 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:21 pm

Can i please get some advise on the proper color finish on the sway bar, sway bar brackets that mount to the frame and the sway bar links?

Looking to send some parts out to powdercoat this week.
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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by John Vardanian » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:17 pm

Hi Ed,

I am going by the notion that the sway bar and the (rubber bush) loops are satin black and the links are nickel plated.

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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by 250GT » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:58 pm

Where are you lobo and castlenuts hardware John ?
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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by John Vardanian » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:04 pm

buurman wrote:Where are you lobo and castlenuts hardware John ?
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Here you go Cornelis. I haven't decided yet as to whther buy replacement (lookalike) lock nuts or have these lock nuts plated. Any thoughts?

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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by enio45 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:06 pm

Thanks John, any thoughts on the sway bar brackets that mount to the frame?

Any opinion on the nuts and bolts.....plate them as well? I think the bolts are black oxide as well as the washers. The nuts - are they clear zinc?
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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by 250GT » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:11 pm

John , I can live perfecttly with new selfsecuring nuts.
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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by John Vardanian » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:29 pm

buurman wrote:John , I can live perfecttly with new selfsecuring nuts.
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Cornelis, you tend to forget that in America we restore the piss out of our cars.

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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by John Vardanian » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:34 pm

enio45 wrote:Thanks John, any thoughts on the sway bar brackets that mount to the frame?

Any opinion on the nuts and bolts.....plate them as well? I think the bolts are black oxide as well as the washers. The nuts - are they clear zinc?
Hi Ed,

The sway bar brackets (loops) are satin black. The bolts and washers are black oxide and the lock nuts are clear cadmium.

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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by enio45 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:15 pm

Thanks again john,

when you send out your bolts, nuts and washers - do you media clean them before the get sent out - or does the plater do this?
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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by John Vardanian » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:20 pm

Hi Ed,

I understand most platers will discount for your cleaning of the items.

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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by tyang » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:45 pm

enio45 wrote:Thanks again john,

when you send out your bolts, nuts and washers - do you media clean them before the get sent out - or does the plater do this?
Hi Ed,

The cleaner you can get your parts the better. Any grease or residue missed by the $10/hr parts washer at the platers will give you an irregular surface. Some platers do better jobs than others, but we try not to leave things up to chance.

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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by carello » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:55 pm

enio45 wrote:Thanks John, any thoughts on the sway bar brackets that mount to the frame? Any opinion on the nuts and bolts.....plate them as well? I think the bolts are black oxide as well as the washers. The nuts - are they clear zinc?
John , i think i would replate the oem fasteners, nuts with yellow nylock. You can add Loctite as you need, when you see the need. The original nuts were made to a different earlier standard. There is less material in modern replacements and they are also roundier, most likely for some safety logic or material reduction.

yes, clear zinc on the nuts.
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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by Chris Coios » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:51 pm

A correction if i may, clear CADMIUM for the nylock nuts in the mid 60's, not zinc.

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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by enio45 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:05 pm

OK, if i may - couple of more plating or painting questions for the front end.

The disc rotor backing plate - looks to me this is painted gloss black?

The spindle area where the control arms mount to and the piece at the top of spindle (has the lower shock mount on it) - this does not look to be plated - maybe just a cast look?

Appreciate the advise........
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Re: Correct Finish - Sway bar and brackets etc

Post by 250GT » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:12 am

John Vardanian wrote:
buurman wrote:John , I can live perfecttly with new selfsecuring nuts.
All the best
Cornelis
Cornelis, you tend to forget that in America we restore the piss out of our cars.

john
Instead of making headachse about nuts and bolts
place an 20 mm torsionbar on the front.
your driving handling will improve very strong, If you tread your car in the right way
near the 7000-8000 rpm border.

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Cornelis

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