GM Corvette 1963-1982 Repair Guide

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the front suspension and related components-1965-82 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 2: Front suspension component key list-1965-82 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 3: Under-vehicle view of the front suspension and steering components

The Corvette Stingray front suspension is an unequal length arm, independent design. Springing action is provided by coil springs. Ball joints connect the steering knuckles to the control arms. The upper and lower control arms have their cross-shafts bolted to fixed frame members. The upper arm cross-shaft has shims to provide the means for setting caster and camber. The front shock absorbers have their bottom ends attached to the lower control arm while the upper end extends through the frame member. The shock absorbers are double action and fit inside the front coil springs. A stabilizer bar connects the lower control arms to the front frame rails. Tapered roller bearing are used in the front wheels.

 
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