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Hot Rods Panhard bar

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mandriano, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. mandriano
    Joined: Mar 20, 2008
    Posts: 225


    I have to change the complete front suspension in my 32. Presently I have hairpin radius arms, was contemplating using wishbone style arms instead, but not sure how to mount pan hard bar to the arms.
  2. ken1939
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,546

    from Pittsburgh

    Are you using cross steering or the more traditional drag link on the driver side? I saw an article once where they made a custom bracket to attach to one side of the split wishbone near the front, and the rod attached to a bracket on the frame on the other side. No images to apply. I would think the amount of drop you have in the axle and if you are using a cross steer would ad another rod to deal with. I have also seen where the axle was drilled for a bracket to attach to.
  3. Crusty Nut
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,834

    Crusty Nut

    Just 2 tabs welded on the inside of the right wishbone is all it needs.
  4. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    I made an angle piece that was under two of the spring U bolt nuts, and a 3/16 angle under one of the four bar bolts on the right side. A heavy wall one inch tube with 7/16 or 1/2 hiems and squirt the hiems with WD 40 once a year. Mounted just behind the axle, its nearly out of sight.
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  5. On my '32 roadster I mounted it on the front axle. I welded tabs under the frame rail just behind spring line. Ran bar over to opposite end of axle beam, drilled hole in axle, welded in a stud and finished front side of axle so it doesn't show. Using heims on ends of bar, pretty invisible behind axle and spring. Did the same on my Model A years ago, works great.
  6. Canuck
    Joined: Jan 4, 2002
    Posts: 1,003


    Like Ken mentioned. Just welded two brackets to radius rod. Also incorporated a mount for the end of a steering damper at the same time. Other side is mounted to a bracket below frame.

    Canuck Damper Panhard Bar to Radius Rod Mount.JPG

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