One of the biggest complaints anyone who drives old school cars, muscle cars, classic cars, or really just about anything American before the early 2000s is how horribly they handle. Yes many of them are big. Yes many of them are heavy. But that doesn’t mean they have to handle completely like a a land yacht.
In the case of this 1969 El Camino we are making some major improvements to the rear, tightening it up with a complete revamp in the rear allowing it to better plant a tire… or smoke a tire depending on preference. In the front we are keeping the stock stamped steel control arms but replacing bushings, ball joints, knuckles, shocks all to help bring in some more modern suspension geometry. This old Chevy El Camino might be party up front and business in the back but now it’s got the suspension setup to play any day any time in just about any way the owner may want.
These modifications are time intensive for sure and can be a bit on the pricey side but are some of the best things you can do to any classic car to improve ride quality and enjoyment. It doesn’t matter how much power you make if you can’t put it to the pavement, or keep the car on the road going around a corner.
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