Weak rear control arms are a common problem for GM A-Body cars (Chevelle, GTO, Cutlass, Gran Sport). This problem is especially noticeable on high horsepower cars. For years the backyard garage solution was to add boxing plates welded to the open channel in the control arm, but times change and aftermarket control arms offer both improved strength and higher quality bushings and materials. Join the Classic Car Restoration Club team as we make short work of upgrading the rear control arms on a 1968 Chevelle SS.
Cam Benty takes you for a ride in a 1968 327 automatic Camaro and teaches you about numerous aspects of the car that can help you “get a grip” on your own muscle car. He suggests changing the suspension to performance mode through Hotchkis performance for both racing and safety purposes.Watch Now >>
The first patent on a sway bar and sway bar bushings design came in Canada by Stephen Coleman in 1919. Although there wasn’t much call for it on early pre-war cars as stiff suspension and body roll were simply viewed as part of the driving experience. Following World War II roads had improved, cars were…Watch Now >>
Brent Ackley repacks the wheel bearings on his 1966 Buick Skylark to inspect them for wear and damage. He removes the dust cover, cotter key and castle nut to teach you how to take out both the inner and outer bearings for cleaning and then examine and repack them.Watch Now >>
Roadways across America were much different in the seventies and earlier than they are today. To compensate for rough roads and uneven pavement manufacturers gave their cars plenty of ground clearance, however today this elevated stance seems to rival that of most four wheel drive trucks. A popular conversion to give cars a more modern…Watch Now >>