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Old 03-30-2020, 12:04 AM   #1
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Question Rear panhard rod 39 merc

just curious can anyone say how common the rear panhard rod is on these seen a few all had front bars but only seen one with rear
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I'm not certain, but I think they started in 1940.
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:44 AM   #3
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As a 39 Merc owner myself, would be real interested in a rear sway bar application! Anyone have more info?
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:56 AM   #4
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just curious can anyone say how common the rear panhard rod is on these seen a few all had front bars but only seen one with rear
I'll look at ours tonight, its a "very" early 39 production car!!!
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:41 AM   #5
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just curious can anyone say how common the rear panhard rod is on these seen a few all had front bars but only seen one with rear
You don't see them on the rear very often as they were never installed at the factory.
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I'm not certain, but I think they started in 1940.
Actually it was 1946.
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Old 03-30-2020, 12:20 PM   #7
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Ford prepped for a rear axle track bar or panhard bar in 1941 and I think they may have been used in 1942 for sedan delivery and station wagons but production was cut short. They were definitely in post war production for passenger cars.
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:48 PM   #8
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hey shoebox dont know about a rear bar but i fitted a pete and jakes front bar backed the front shocks off to a 1/4 took the rears up to 5/8 boy did that make a differance im still running crossplys any tighter in the rear might drag the tyres
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My '46 Super Deluxe Coupe (late year build based on S/N) has a panhard bar.
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My 40 MERC has front and rear.
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My 40 MERC has front and rear.
Not stock ...
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Kube, If I said rear sway bar would you be happy?
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Kube, If I said rear sway bar would you be happy?
Good morning Clem. I am happy You?

Call it whatever you or others may so desire. Your Merc did not leave the factory with a rear "sway" bar.
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thanks. I'll look a bit. Clem
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:55 PM   #15
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Of course, you were correct. I bow to the Master. Back in 1956 I put a sway bar on my that 40merc. I had 6 inch shackles to lower the rear end and she needed a rear sway bar. The 40Merc now does have a front bar.

double thanks to you for steering me to crawling under the 40Merc which I love to do to any car. The left rear shock arm had the link straight away from the shock arm...Not right. Link threads were damaged. Fixed but not installed.

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Some early speed catalogs offered them in conjunction with long rear shackles for lowering.

Long rear shackles without a sway bar and there's never a dull moment. Like a labrador on linoleum
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Some early speed catalogs offered them in conjunction with long rear shackles for lowering.

Long rear shackles without a sway bar and there's never a dull moment. Like a labrador on linoleum
Like a labrador on linoleum? Friggin' hilarious!
We have three Labs. Love em all. When they come in for dinner - we step aside. They go around the corner in the living area so fast they at times tip over sideways. I think I should build a "banked curve" in to the hardwood floor.

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Old 04-02-2020, 12:45 PM   #18
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yes. there is a story about long shackles,a gun, girls and night time...
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longer shackles that could prove interesting as i can actually feel a certain amount of shackle shimmy with standards I guess thats why they recommend to install tube shocks at an angel so as to control this as well as vertical movement
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By themselves, tube shocks at an angle don't help much when you have long shackles.

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