1965 Chevrolet Bel Air Suspension - Big Car Canyon Carver

Nailing it Down

Arvid Svendsen Sep 1, 2006 0 Comment(s)
Sucp_0609_06_z 1965_chevrolet_bel_air Sway_bar_end_links 1/25

The new sway bar end links are provided by Hotchkis, and line up exactly for attaching to the sway bar.

Sucp_0609_07_z 1965_chevrolet_bel_air Sway_bar_bushings 2/25

The front sway bar Polygraphite bushings are far superior to the rubber factory units. Insides of the bushings receive a healthy dose of grease that is supplied by Hotchkis for lubrication.

Sucp_0609_08_z 1965_chevrolet_bel_air Sway_bar_bracket 3/25

Brackets for the Hotchkis sway bar require the existing front factory hole to be enlarged, and one new hole to be drilled. Bushing slips around the bar and the bushing bracket is bolted in place.

Sucp_0609_09_z 1965_chevrolet_bel_air Trailing_arms 4/25

Moving to the rear suspension, the stock rear factory sway bar is removed, leaving the stock upper and lower trailing arms ready for removal. Notice the aftermarket air bags in the coils for "load leveling purposes" (read "Test and Tune" nights).

Sucp_0609_10_z 1965_chevrolet_bel_air Upper_trailing_arm 5/25

The stock upper trailing arm is unbolted and removed.

Sucp_0609_11_z 1965_chevrolet_bel_air Hotchkis_trailing_arms 6/25

The Hotchkis upper trailing arm comes with zerk fittings. Dealing with cars that have altered ride height, the trailing arms are double adjustable to change the pinion angle.

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