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Installed New Sway Bar - Need Help!

Hey all! I am new to this forum, I have read plenty of posts on here and gotten some great info.. Now I've got a question!

I have a 2000 V6 Stang, and I just replaced my front sway bar with a beefier Eibach bar (from the Anti-Roll kit).

To paint a quick picture, the bar is held to the frame by a bushing within a U-shaped bracket, which is held by two bolts per side. They are carriage bolts with a button head that lies in a clip in the frame tubing. I need help finding a new clip, because I broke one of them when removing one of the four bolts! I have looked everywhere, and can't find a hardware kit or anything that includes this little part... From what I've read, the stealership has determined this part "obsolete", and no longer carries it either.

Has anyone got an idea as to where I might find a new clip? As of right now, one of the brackets is not fully secured since I cannot tighten one bolt. If the clip is a lost cause, maybe an idea or two for another way to get it torqued properly?

Thanks in advance for help!
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Hey all! I am new to this forum, I have read plenty of posts on here and gotten some great info.. Now I've got a question!

I have a 2000 V6 Stang, and I just replaced my front sway bar with a beefier Eibach bar (from the Anti-Roll kit).

To paint a quick picture, the bar is held to the frame by a bushing within a U-shaped bracket, which is held by two bolts per side. They are carriage bolts with a button head that lies in a clip in the frame tubing. I need help finding a new clip, because I broke one of them when removing one of the four bolts! I have looked everywhere, and can't find a hardware kit or anything that includes this little part... From what I've read, the stealership has determined this part "obsolete", and no longer carries it either.

Has anyone got an idea as to where I might find a new clip? As of right now, one of the brackets is not fully secured since I cannot tighten one bolt. If the clip is a lost cause, maybe an idea or two for another way to get it torqued properly?

Thanks in advance for help!
Can you post a pic?


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I can try to tomorrow.. It will be hard to show you what I mean with everything assembled as it is currently (with the exception of the one bolt torqued properly)

Here is a link to the upper bracket so you can get an idea of how it goes around the bushing, you will see two holes:

1994-04 Mustang Front Lower Sway Bar Mounting Bracket at LRS - Free Shipping!

There are two bolts that stick out from the frame, so during installation you push this bracket onto the bolts, then tighten a nut to hold it up. The bolt spun out of its clip and actually broke the clip though, so I have no way to tighten the nut..

I hope that helped clarify a little, I don't mean to be repetitive.
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I can try to tomorrow.. It will be hard to show you what I mean with everything assembled as it is currently (with the exception of the one bolt torqued properly)

Here is a link to the upper bracket so you can get an idea of how it goes around the bushing, you will see two holes:

1994-04 Mustang Front Lower Sway Bar Mounting Bracket at LRS - Free Shipping!

There are two bolts that stick out from the frame, so during installation you push this bracket onto the bolts, then tighten a nut to hold it up. The bolt spun out of its clip and actually broke the clip though, so I have no way to tighten the nut..

I hope that helped clarify a little, I don't mean to be repetitive.
Is there any access to the inside of the frame where you could get a nut in there to replace the clip?


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No access from the top unfortunately..
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You can drill an access hole or tack weld the bolt in place.
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I'm going to try a new carriage bolt, if that doesn't work then I will probably drill since I'm not a welder.. Thanks!


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Update:

I just fabricated something to go in place of the old busted clip. Thanks for the tips guys!


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