Need help with sway bar!!!! 69 k frame with QA1 lca

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Hi everyone. Looking for some help or ideas on what seems to be a quagmire with QA1 lca’s on 66-69 k frames and sway bars. I am working on a 69 Bee that has original K frame but has QA1 upper and lower arms and the lca’s have sway bar mounts in the newer 70-72 position. The original 69 sway bar is way too long and the original 69 k frame will not allow a 70-72 style sway bar slide through it. Of course QA1 wants to use their k frame but that’s not an option. I have done a lot of reading and surfing and can’t find anything about someone coming up with a solution for this problem. I have been thinking about this for several months and only practical idea I have is to bend a 69 bar to meet the lca brackets then cut and shorten the bar “legs” so the bar will mount correctly on the k frame. Not really wanting to cut and weld a bar but I am running out of ideas. Please tell me any ideas that anyone might have to finally solve this issue. Thanks in advance
 

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Ditch the arms. Someone will buy them for racing and buy something that works.
 

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I’d recommend using the correct k frame being you have the 69,is it in the car? If it’s all there why not get the 69 style Lca’s versus swapping a k member to 70 style. Save yourself dropping the K member and put the right parts back in... I know the 70 uses the tabs and a different K member and 69 doesn’t, I just look at simplicity —- kiss ! To each their own
 
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I wouldn't trust a sway bar that had been cut, welded or bent. A correct set of lower control arms would be my solution. Moving the sway bar tabs may also be an option.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. I have been pondering changing the lca’s back to the originals and that maybe what I end up doing which would be the easiest. But I would like to try and make this work not only for this car but for all the others that I have read that has run into the same problem

does anyone know if the addco sway bar use the original link mounts or do they have a bracket that bolts to the lower shock bolt for the links to mount too?
 

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Two different style of set ups you need one or the other..
 

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Does QA1 offer a sway bar that fits their design?
 

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Unfortunately QA1 does not and they should. The only way to get a sway bar for 66-69 is use their k frame and bar. Just another company that sells “the best thing since sliced bread “ but sorry only partially fits your application and we don’t offer that either. Crazy
 

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You could get a K member from a 1970 right? I found one at a local junk yard for $300 with sway bar and k member.
 

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