Last month’s issue, we just had to show you the first steps of what goes into building a killer, show-winning suspension. We began by removing the factory Panhard suspension and replacing it with a Black Magic wishbone. We then took the buildup a step further as we beefed up the suspension using Currie’s own Johnny joints. The lower trailing arms were also beefed up, as we also used their heavy-duty Currie Track trailing arms in the process. The company’s tubular suspensions have been around for years and can be seen in race cars and trophy trucks that run in the Baja 500. This same technology is being applied to our project car, making these arms and joints totally fail proof.
After we built the Currie housing in part one, we sent it over to our local chrome shop to polish and detail the housing. After a week of high detailing, the housing was shipped over to get triple-chrome plated for our further pursuit of an award-winning look. The rear end was now ready to be assembled and the full crew at Currie was ready to show us how they assemble a show-stopping rear end.
Combining rear disc brakes, the Currie trailing arms, and Black Magic wishbone on this Fab 9 housing, our project is certainly going to have people talking, as we bring modern reliability to our classic Impala. Follow along as we get this show-winning suspension upgraded on this 50-year-old car.