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Author Topic: 69 versus 70 k-member:B-body  (Read 1835 times)
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« on: February 13, 2012, 05:37:01 AM »

Hey gang..
wasn't there a thread on the differences between the '69 and '70 k-members?
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 07:03:52 AM »

I thought I remembered seeing a thread about it as well. Not sure where it is...

Most noticeable is that the sway bar will run in front/under the K-frame on a 68/69, and will run through the K-frame on a '70.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 07:08:06 AM »

I thought I remembered seeing a thread about it as well. Not sure where it is...

Most noticeable is that the sway bar will run in front/under the K-frame on a 68/69, and will run through the K-frame on a '70.


Yup...   sway bar and mounting bracketry.      The lower control arms have different sway bar mounts also.     Do not mix because they will not match.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 05:17:22 PM »

yep - the 70's sway bars run inside the K member while the 68-69 run under the K member. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 07:13:52 PM »

And the 69's only had skid plates on the Hemi.
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012, 07:23:39 PM »

I know you could drill the holes on the k-member on a '69 to facilitate the positioning of the sway bar attach bracket of the '70, but will the '70 sway bar fit through the middle of the '69 k-member?
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 07:34:07 PM »

I know you could drill the holes on the k-member on a '69 to facilitate the positioning of the sway bar attach bracket of the '70, but will the '70 sway bar fit through the middle of the '69 k-member?


No, '70 bar won't fit through the middle of a '68/'69 K. There's no opening in it for the sway bar to pass through.
The '70-style sway bar attach brackets fit on a '69-K through the use of adapter brackets, they won't bolt directly on & line up. You drill holes for the adapter brackets, then bolt the sway bar brackets up to them.


And the 69's only had skid plates on the Hemi.

Really? '69 440 K's didn't have skid plates, either? How about '68 440 K's??   
I thought that the 318 or 383 K's did not have the skid plates, but the R/T cars did.  shruggy
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012, 07:42:23 PM »





And the 69's only had skid plates on the Hemi.

Really? '69 440 K's didn't have skid plates, either? How about '68 440 K's??   
I thought that the 318 or 383 K's did not have the skid plates, but the R/T cars did.  shruggy

Nope----Hemi only for '69
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 07:43:04 PM »

Not 100% sure on 68's but the 69's didn't have them so I doubt the 68's did.

The 440's didn't have the bigger oil pan until 70.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 07:45:44 PM »

Right!  2thumbs
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2012, 07:46:19 PM »

Courtesy of Beep Beep Daves A12 Site 2thumbs

This is a later 69 K-Frame



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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2012, 08:27:44 PM »

Troy -  Negative - there is no way a 70 sway bar will fit on a 69 or earlier K member...   I have a spare 69 and a spare 70 K member out in the shed....     If you need any specific pics or anything drop me a line.
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2012, 08:08:07 AM »

Troy -  Negative - there is no way a 70 sway bar will fit on a 69 or earlier K member...   I have a spare 69 and a spare 70 K member out in the shed....     If you need any specific pics or anything drop me a line.

Gotcha... I told my friend it probably wouldn't work. I noticed the indention on the k-member for the bar clearance...

Thanks...
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2013, 04:14:02 PM »


Hey
    does anyone know if a "later 69 Big Block "K"member  will fit a 66 Charger ? and if so will a 68 hotchkis  sway bar work with that setup ?


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