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500, 472, 425, 368 Discussion, Go 425! in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Originally Posted by Night Wolf Wait... '79 Fleetwood has rear sway bar and DeVille dosn't? Can this sway bar be ...
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    Re: Go 425!

    Quote Originally Posted by Night Wolf
    Wait... '79 Fleetwood has rear sway bar and DeVille dosn't?
    Can this sway bar be installed on the stock 2.28 DeVille rear end?
    I know, the aluminum hood is sweet! The '79 Fleetwood at the junkyard has it, but the damn thing has some dents and stuff... I dunno man, it is only $35, so I should just get it....
    Yeah, my '79 Deville doesn't have a rear sway bar! I'm adding one with my new rear. I would think the one from the Fleetwood could be installed on the Deville with no problems. I think the holes in the lower control arms are there to mount it.
    I'd grab that aluminum hood! $35 sounds like a great price, and with how some people can work thier magic on aluminum, it should be no problem to fix. That is unless it's really trashed! Be sure to grab the hood hinges and springs, they are different and the springs are weaker since the hood weighs like 60 pounds less!

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    Wow, so I'll check out that sway bar tomorrow! Is it simply bolted up and stuff? easy to come off?

    The hood is in pretty nice overall shape... in fact yesterday I thought it was mint, really, I should get it.

    So the hinges and springs really are that different? is it easy to unbolt from the chassis of the car to remove?

    here is the big question:

    *will the hood of a '79 DeVille fit into the trunk of said '79 DeVille!?!?*

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    Re: Go 425!

    Quote Originally Posted by Night Wolf
    Wow, so I'll check out that sway bar tomorrow! Is it simply bolted up and stuff? easy to come off?
    The hood is in pretty nice overall shape... in fact yesterday I thought it was mint, really, I should get it.
    So the hinges and springs really are that different? is it easy to unbolt from the chassis of the car to remove?
    here is the big question:
    *will the hood of a '79 DeVille fit into the trunk of said '79 DeVille!?!?*
    The sway bar is bolted to the lower control arms. They should be easy to get out from under the car. I'd definetely grab that hood! And yes, the springs for the hood are much smaller! I'm not too sure if the hinges are different, but I'd just take them anyways! The hinges are just held on by 3 bolts on each hinge, and then the 3? that hold it to the hood.
    I doubt the hood will fit in your trunk, but take an old blanket and some ratcheting tie downs, and strap that sucker to the roof of your Deville!
    Good luck!

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    Be sure to grab the pieces that fit inside the trailing arms. These are tapped out to accept the bolts and should be sprayed with WD-40 ahead of time or the threads will pull out. All the cars that I've seen came through with the holes for the swaybar mounts. Once in a while you might see one trailing arm that is turned around backwards. Mid 70's MonteCarlo and GranPrix have heavy rear bars which fit these cars too.

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    Re: Go 425!

    Quote Originally Posted by caddydaddy
    The sway bar is bolted to the lower control arms. They should be easy to get out from under the car. I'd definetely grab that hood! And yes, the springs for the hood are much smaller! I'm not too sure if the hinges are different, but I'd just take them anyways! The hinges are just held on by 3 bolts on each hinge, and then the 3? that hold it to the hood.
    I doubt the hood will fit in your trunk, but take an old blanket and some ratcheting tie downs, and strap that sucker to the roof of your Deville!
    Good luck!
    Nice, I'll definitly look at that sway bar today

    The roof... eh...

    The junkyard is about 10mins, if that, from my apartment... I was thinking kinda jamb it sideways in the trunk and bungee cord it down, I'll have to see.

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    Re: Go 425!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ape Man
    Be sure to grab the pieces that fit inside the trailing arms. These are tapped out to accept the bolts and should be sprayed with WD-40 ahead of time or the threads will pull out. All the cars that I've seen came through with the holes for the swaybar mounts. Once in a while you might see one trailing arm that is turned around backwards. Mid 70's MonteCarlo and GranPrix have heavy rear bars which fit these cars too.
    How hard are those pieces to get at?

    There are a handful of the 70's Monte/Prixs there too....

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    Re: Go 425!

    Rick, grab the hood ornaments off the Fleetwoods so you can have the wreath AND crest!

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    As long as the car is not sunk into the ground then you should be OK. Bring box wrenches to get to the bolts that might be hard to reach. No point in removing the swaybar from the mounts either. Leave those large bolts in place. The mounts are constructed like 3 sided square tubing. They are shaped like the letter E without the - .

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    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792
    Rick, grab the hood ornaments off the Fleetwoods so you can have the wreath AND crest!
    I already do

    brand new old stock off ebay... been on the car for a while now.

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    Re: Go 425!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ape Man
    As long as the car is not sunk into the ground then you should be OK. Bring box wrenches to get to the bolts that might be hard to reach. No point in removing the swaybar from the mounts either. Leave those large bolts in place. The mounts are constructed like 3 sided square tubing. They are shaped like the letter E without the - .

    ahhh, ok, so remove the mounts with the swab bar left intact?

    I'll bring the WD-40 too....

    Nope, car is pretty high off the ground actually, they have 2 steels wheels welded, 1 is flat the other is upright, about 4 of those the whole car is sitting on... yeah, it can be a little scary, but I was pushing it and it was pretty stable, the tires are rmoved and the rear end is just laying there (car is held up by body)

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