Chapman monocoque is noted by the billet aluminum front
Busby's team made many mechanical changes to the 962 platform
making the chassis more adjustable as well as stiffer.
front suspension is as factory though the spring's upper mounting point
on the chassis is revised per the Chapman tub. The fluid
is remote and not integral to the spring/damper.
1989 the front wheel well was opened up in an effort to reduce the high
pressure associated with the spinning front wheel. This
very similar to Nissan's front wheel treatment on their GTP
Michael Colucci freely admits that the idea was to emulate their
Without a wind tunnel development budget, the idea was simply to copy
that had one.
program to stiffen up the rear end of the chassis was
Of the three subframe members terminating in the common point on the
note the gold covered tube. This frame member actually runs
the cooling fan housing (yes, we're still aircooled here--IMSA would
finally allow the watercooled 962Cs during the 1989 season) eventually
attaching to the rear bulkhead of
monocoque (upper left corner).