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.
Brent Ackley and George Vondriska teach you how to replace rear shocks, in this case on the El Camino. They walk you step by step through the removal and installation process, demonstrating the essential maintenance tips and techniques you’ll utilize when doing this yourself. Learn the difference between air shocks and air bags and determineWatch Now >>
Brent Ackley gives you step-by-step instructions for replacing a differential gasket on a 1966 Buick Skylark classic car. Although it may be a bit messy, you will want to know how to do this because the differential gaskets are what make the wheels go round.Watch Now >>
Corey Bedortha gives a brilliant presentation on installing rear shocks and a sway bar into your classic car. He stresses the importance of making sure you align the shocks correctly and clearly labeling where you will drill your holes for the brace of the sway bar.Watch Now >>
Corey Bedortha teaches you how to install new coil springs, a shock system and a sway bar by tying the rod ends, shocks and ball joints back on the same way he removed them. With the correct parts and lots of lubrication you can have a high performance front suspension on your classic car.Watch Now >>