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Keeping my original 66 front sway bar and just received new bushings from NPD. Figured this would be easy but I don't see how to get these on. Seems no way the bushings will fit over the ends of the bar - the bushing are not split. I did search, no answer - feel like I must be the dope. Any thoughts? Thanks
 

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Hi,
I had the same problem with it. no lubricant and no heat didn't help. I've asked ndp and they have told me to cut it open.

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IF your doing a restoration I would not cut them. IF not a restoration the cuts will slightly effect how they work but you will likely not notice.

Might be the reproduction would nto eb the first time that one didn't work/fit as designed
 

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I bought a set the other day for my 71 Ranchero. They were obligatory parts house bushings - they were already split right out of the box.

If you cut them - they should preform fine if everything is nice and tight. If you're doing a concourse restoration, then you shouldn't be installing poly bushings, and the rubber ones with some lubrication should slide on.
 

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Since you're in the concours forum we'll assume you don't want to cut them. If you soak them in very hot water for 5 or 10 minutes they'll soften up. Blot the bushings dry, spray the interior of the bushing and the end of the sway bar liberally with silicone, and then they'll go.
 
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