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Old 04-16-2019, 06:10 PM   #1
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Have a question for the experts (Ken / Eric / Ian....)
I'm going to install a set of VP Auto's lowering springs on my 142. These should not slam this to the ground, which I do not want, but will give the car a more modern stance.
When I lower in, I know it will throw the rear to the passenger side, due to the Panhard rod. For this reason, I bought the rod that Ken had listed on here a week or so ago. I bought it as a back up, because I am thinking of making a adjustable Panhard rod. The one from Ken will be my back up.
So my question is, before I go grabbing my angle grinder & cutting wheel, does anyone know if the original bar is solid or hollow?
If it is solid, my thought is that I will cut out approx. 3" at the upper end, leaving about 3" at the bushing. I would then measure the bar and get some metal tubing to fit over it, weld it, and weld on a nut for some threaded rod. I would then weld this nut to the threaded rod, making the upper bushing end solid.
I would do the same to the other, but run the metal tube to approx. the original centerline of the of the rod.
I've posted a pic with my rough drafting in red to show what I thinking. Let me know if you think this would be a good solution to being able to bring the rear differential back to center.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:14 PM   #2
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It's hollow.

A left / right threaded jack screw is what you need.
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Well I figure one of you guys would know. Thanks Ken!
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:11 PM   #4
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The ID is probably 7/8”. You need a couple of these tube end weld nuts - one LH and one RH.

https://www.mcmaster.com/tube-inserts
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:59 AM   #5
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Thanks Andrew.
I found those and the jack screws doing some googling last night.
I'll probably get to cutting it this weekend and figure out the ID. I went out & stuck a mic on it last night, looked like 1" OD.
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Steve,
Are you planning on lowering your car? By how much? What springs?
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:47 PM   #7
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I'm lowering it 1" or so. Bought these springs from VP Autoparts a few years ago:
http://www.vp-autoparts.com/US/main....e&artno=167100
Their listing is incorrect, the rears are not good thru 1973, but thru 1972. Unless it is a mid-year 73 change (I haven't looked).
I should have bought the set listed for 1974, since mine aren't double pigtailed on the rear. Ken (Redwood Chair) pointed me to a fix though.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:15 PM   #8
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The spring kit you bought does fit 142/144 -'73 with the following exclusions.

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142 CH-393949 excl. 346664-347937, 348342-349858, 350292-368929. 369086-370266, 370612-372021, 372384-372641, 373933-374187,377188-377447.
144 CH-427999 excl. 367768-367830, 368390-369933, 370514-371911,372457-397561,
397952-399541,400062-400539.
What is your chassis #?
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:28 PM   #9
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I have 140 panhard bars in stock if you want to buy one
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The spring kit you bought does fit 142/144 -'73 with the following exclusions.



What is your chassis #?
I'll have to check later. Watching the Yankees vs. Red Sux.
I do know that I don't have the later 240 style upper mounts. But the lowers are the later style.

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I have 140 Panhard bars in stock if you want to buy one
Thanks for the offer, but now that Ken pointed out the jackscrew, making one will be a piece of cake. Cut it, weld in a couple of bungs, boom! adjustable Panhard bar.
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