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.
Corey Bedortha teaches you how to safely remove the parts of the stock rear suspension in your classic car, including how to take out the old shocks, rear shackle and leaf springs that will be replaced with new u-bolts. Be careful around the parking brake cable, because without it you’ll be down the road without…well…brakes.Watch Now >>
Craig Hopkins works with you on repairing a few damaged parts of his Chassis and teaches you a simple way to do that. Go through each step of Chassis repairs with Craig in this Classic Car video. Find out what tools you need for this exercise as well. See how repairing this Chassis is preparing…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 >>