This article assumes replacement of both the trailing arm and spindle assemblies. If you are not replacing the spindle assembly or the trailing arm, the following two steps of disassembly are not necessary. If you are replacing only the spindle assembly, removal of the trailing arm is not necessary.
Our 68 was in dire need of many new rear suspension components. Much of what was existing was so rusty it was completely useless and needed replacement, so we decided to upgrade the components to include urethane bushings and a rear sway bar while we were at it. We completely redid the suspension, replacing the trailing arms and spindles.
Follow along as we lead you through this rear suspension project. Of course, well be explaining just one side of the car, and youll need to repeat the appropriate steps on the other side as well. When youre completely finished, have a professional alignment done.
As with any project where youll be beneath the car, carefully jack the car up and place it on jackstands. Be sure the car is in Neutral with the parking brake off. Remove the wheel and lets get started.