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Old 09-04-2006, 02:08 PM
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Hey Folks; Just checkin' in with a quick question. I've got a '67 corvette and when you view the car from the rear (I'd post photos but have to figure out how first!) the left rear tire is approx 1/2 inch from the top inside of the fender while the right tire is approx. 1 and 1/2 inches from the top inside of the fender. I discovered this when pulling into a friends driveway apron and heard the sickening sound of fiberglas scraping from the left rear. I got out expecting to see damage and was very relieved there was none, yet...

I'm told these cars benefit from an occaisional 4 wheel alignment which is somehow done with shims (beyond my technical expertise), but when I talk to local mechanics their eyes just glaze over as if they don't have a clue what I'm talking about. It has had 4 owners and has always been represented as a no-hit car. If you sight down the belt line on each side the car appears to follow its natural lines, and the bumpers are horizontal/ level, everything looks beautiful (I try not to stare too much) so I tend to believe the 'no-hit' history.

So what about this alignment thing...can anyone help shed more light?

Thanks and Best Regards; Keith

P.S. (My apologies for posting this in the "New Members" area. I'm still finding my way around the site. Sorry).
 
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:42 AM
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Dear Kieth, It may be your rear camber is out of adjustment. Look under the rear of the car, just foward of the rear spring, you will find two strut rods, ( one on the left and one on the right ) There is an adjustment cam on the inboard end, just under the rear end, you may just need to adjust the camber or one or both of the rods may be bent. Try Good Year or a good alignment shop, this not a difficult or expensive repair. Hope this helps, Petes74ttop.
 
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Old 01-01-2007, 10:49 PM
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They should actually have a little negative camber (lean in at the top).
 
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