Malibu Monday: Down to the Frontend Nitty Gritty

Completely dismantling a car’s suspension system can be time consuming and let’s face it, a lot of work. But with some patience, luck and an eye for safety like the team behind The Build possesses, the job can be complete faster than you know it. Check out the second installment of the 1965 Malibu SS’s suspension teardown on The Build in the video above.

suspension_6While the crew of The Build worked a little bit on the front suspension in last week’s video, the entire teardown of the front suspension components doesn’t happen until this week. But keep in mind, this is a major project and it’s better to do things right and in a safe way than in a hurry and while putting the team or the car in jeopardy.

With the front springs compressed, everything from the shocks to the spindles and even the control arms must go. Then off with the spring compressor and the American Modern crew is done, well, sort of.

suspension_5With the suspension out of the way, it’s on to removing the transmission and determining what, if any, existing gearbox components can be saved. Luckily, the car’s flywheel can be turned, but with the clutch burned up like it is, the crew opts to get a new clutch kit.

The project Malibu on The Build is coming along nicely and it’s now just a matter of time before we see the newly renovated car coming together. Be sure to check back next week to see what’s going on on The Build next.

About the author

Lindsey Fisher

Lindsey is a freelance writer and lover of anything with a rumble. Hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles - she's owned and driven it all. When she's not busy writing about them, she's out in her garage wrenching away. Who doesn't love a tech-savy gal that knows her way around a garage?
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