The chassis of an SS 396 included heavy-duty suspension, a 12-bolt rear axle assembly, power front-disc brakes, and, like all other A-bodies, a full perimeter frame. That rear sway bar is a factory item measuring 0.875 inch in diameter. It's also the same part number that Chevrolet first installed on the '65 Z-16 396 Chevelle.
Wheels & Tires
Mint-condition-and real-American Torq-Thrust wheels manufactured during the '60s are hard to come by. All four measure 15x8.5 inches and are fitted with Good-year P215/65R15 radials. Tucked away in Dennis's shop are the original 14-inch SS 396 rims.