How To: Hotchkis Chevelle / El Camino Suspension Install
Follow along as we transform a 1969 El Camino SS into a hard-charging canyon carver with a Hotchkis Total Vehicle System suspension install. This system is available for all GM A-Body muscle cars and can be installed with hand tools in a weekend.
PowerTV 1964 Project Chevelle Upgrades With New Suspension Wheel, Tire and Brakes
Ridetech upgrades our underwhelming 1964 Project "BluePrint" Chevelle with
its complete A-body suspension, including new upper and lower a-arms and
splined sway bar for the front with a new rear upper and lower trailing arm
kit and sway bar. Of course, Ridetech's adjustable coilovers were bolted in
on all four corners. We also upgrade the factory brakes with an all-new,
big-brake upgrade from SSBC and finish off the Chevelle with a Billet
Specialties wheel package from the Street Smart line.
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Changing out the old worn out springs and shocks
Changing out the Coil Springs that were probably 34 years old and broken
shocks. Replaced them with TRW variable rate rear springs i didnt change
front cause they were still good, and Sensatrac Load Adjusting Shocks front
and rear., After i did this swap i noticed a huge handling improvement and
i can seat 6 people without worrying about dragging my transmission. Also
heres a link to front coil spring removal
El Camino FROM HELL! Wheelies & Dyno... Baddest car on the block Procharged BBC
1965 El Camino, BBC 565 with a HUGE F3R139 Procharger, racing Exhaust, etc.... Runs 8 second quarters, 1500HP
capable. From Minnesota. Featured at CarCraft summer nationals every year.
Always wins the Dyno
shootout. Owned and street driven by Wayne Fritchie. I have seen it on the
road in town. Not a trailer baby-but also eats up at the track.
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this, and many other sweet cars. 19 year old kid keeping the Classic &
Muscle car tradition alive.
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PST's new Catapult® Billet Aluminum Trailing Arms
A new breed of trailing arms from the industry leader in musclecar
technology -- PST. Catapult® Billet Aluminum Lower Trailing Arms with
Alu-Max® Pivot Joints are the finest trailing arms available for your GM
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Stock lower trailing arms are flimsy and weak, leading to poor handling and
excessive wheel hop. Most of the aftermarket offers conventional fabricated
steel trailing arms with polyurethane bushings -- a design that is very
stiff, but does not allow for the axle to move freely throughout the range
of motion. This can cause a bind in the rear suspension, leading to snap
oversteer and unpredictable handling. PST's Catapult® Billet Aluminum
Trailing Arms solve this problem with an innovative solution that delivers
smooth, consistent, predictable handling for your GM musclecar.
Starting with a solid block of 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum, we machine
a sleek superstructure that yields an incredible strength-to-weight ratio.
Each end is fitted with an Alu-Max® Pivot Joint -- a low-friction
spherical joint that allows for 30 degrees of articulation. The Alu-Max®
Pivot Joint is comprised of two Delrin® races and a lightweight hard
anodized, 7075-T6 aerospace grade aluminum spherical ball. The sway bar
mounting holes allow for the installation of any stock or aftermarket sway
bar that mounts in the factory location. A military spec black anodizing is
applied to the entire superstructure and the arm is finished off with a
white PST and Catapult® logo.
Get the ultimate trailing arm for the street, strip, or track -- order
today! Be sure to pick up a set of matching Catapult® Adjustable Upper
Trailing Arms and Frame Reinforcement Braces to complete the package. Our
upper trailing arms feature a bulletproof steel construction and a
low-friction Alu-Max® Pivot Joint, and can even be adjusted on the vehicle
to change the pinion angle - crucial to lowering your 60 foot times,
increasing traction, and reducing wheel hop! The Frame Reinforcement Braces
triangulate the upper and lower trailing arm mounts for added strength and
driving performance. These braces are pre-bent to contour to the floor of
the vehicle, allowing for installation without modification.
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1971 Chevelle 600ft Slalom w/Hotchkis Sport Suspension
Hotchkis customer Greg Hohman's 1971 Chevelle going through the 600ft
slalom. The car is equipped with a Hotchkis Total Vehicle System (TVS), a
Hotchkis rear suspension package (upper/lower control arms) and upper and
lower tubular front A-Arms.
2010 Challenger vs. 1970 Challenger
Inside Line put the 2010 Dodge Challenger in a head to head comparison with
a 1970 Hotchkis Challenger.
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How To: 70-74 Camaro Hotchkis Subframe Connectors Installation
Please click the "watch in high quality" link under the video for better
Narrated by: John Hotchkis
Here's a video w/narration of how to install Hotchkis Sport Suspension
Subframe Connectors for 1970-1974 Chevy Camaro / Pontiac Firebird (Part #
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1973 Chevrolet Chevelle: Bank Robber's Special -- /BIG MUSCLE
For its season finale BIG MUSCLE heads to the mean streets of Trenton, NJ
to meet up with Sean Rich and his road warrior style 1973 Chevrolet
Chevelle. This particular car was constructed with the idea that if one
needed a getaway vehicle for which to rob a bank in, well then... this
would be the perfect candidate. This is not some big dollar, no holds
barred super car, but a ride built by its owner for the purpose of putting
a smile on his face every time the key was turned.
1971 El Camino SS 454 for sale with test drive, driving sounds, and walk through video
Recent frame off restoration, fresh LS5 454/365hp, turbo 400 automatic, 12 bolt rear w/3.23
posi-traction, mirror finish Cranberry red paint w/ black stripes, all new
black bucket seat interior w/ console, cowl hood w/ correct air cleaner, SS
wheels w/ BFG radial T/A's, new correct Exhaust + tips, power disc brakes & power
steering, detailed engine compartment, correct SS dash and gauges, rare
factory cold air-conditioning, great driving and rare classic!
Hotchkis equipped Nova turns on a dime. Featured in the March issue of Nova
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How to Build a Chevelle in a Day - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 2
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, Doug Glad and the Car Craft crew try
to transform a beater 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle into a respectable street
machine in one day!
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