chassisChassis and body

  • All-steel, unitized body and frame


  • Front: independent, kingpin type; drop-forged unequal-length A-shaped lateral control arms, coil springs, tubular shock absorbers
    • Assembled on a separate drop-forged cross-member that holds the control arms and springs
  • Rear: longitudinal semi-elliptic leaf springs, live axle, tubular shock absorbers
  • Tires: 7.35/14″, bias-ply


  • Worm-and-roller type, manual – except for V8-powered cars equipped with power steering unit with a separate hydraulic assist cylinder; 19:1 ratio, 4.5 turns lock-to-lock
  • Collapsible steering column with rag joint (after 1973)


  • Front: 11″ duplex (two leading shoe) drum brakes
  • Rear: 11″ drum brakes
  • Dual-circuit hydraulic system
  • Remote hydro-vacuum power assist

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