The excellent ride and handling characteristics of the front suspension are complemented by the computer analyzed adaption of the Hotchkiss rear drive system.
The independent front suspension is the short and long arm design, with coil springs mounted on wide wishbone-type lower control arms. The wisbone-type upper control arm shaft is bolted to a bracket which is welded to the top of the frame rail with the forward end raised to provide anti-dive characteristics. Suspension parts from the steering knuckle outward, including ball joints and brakes, are nearly identical to Chevelle components. With the steering linkage behind the front suspension, the steering arm is reversed. Upper and lower control arms are canted rearward, providng a trailing wheel arrangement.
The coil springs nest in the lower control arm, pass through the lower frame rail, and nest in a seat in the upper frame rail. The shock absorbers are located inside the coil springs. The lower shock attachment is a platform type, and the upper a bayonet.
The Steering linkage is a parallel relay design, mounted to the rear of the front suspension.
by Donald H. McPherson, Charles M. Rubly, and Victor D. Valade
the Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Motor Div.
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