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  1. Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Hi All I have been having some issues with a half finished project i purchased ( 55 2D Hardtop) https://www.trifive.com/threads/quarter-panel-to-door-fitment-issue.224885/ I have now lifted the body off the chassis to double check the chassis alignment With the chassis sitting flat on the...
  2. Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    I have a 57 frame that had tubular A-arms installed when i purchased car. Do tubular Arms requiring different tie-rods? I didnt think so but a ROOKIE The Tie-rods that came with the car, fully adjusted in, are still 3/4" to long. So either wrong tie-rods installed or A-arms changed the length...
  3. Trifive Gassers
    Hello - I am looking for shims for my front straight axle to change the caster angle. I need 1-3/4" wide but all I am finding is 2" or wider. Any thoughts on a supplier ? Thanks for the help.
  4. 1955 1956 1957 Corvettes Forum
    Hi - I converted the front drum brakes to Wilwood disk brakes on my 57 Belair, then took it to the shop for alignment. There is too much positive camber and no more room to adjust it on the upper control arm shaft (all spacers have been removed). Can't drive it as is :( Hoping to get a fix from...
  5. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Using all stock parts in the control arms, but with a slightly lowered front from 'a coil removed from front springs', what is the maximum caster angle I should be able to achieve ('57 Nomad)? I tried to 'tow' the car with a tow bar, and found the front wheels wouldnot 'follow' (no...
  6. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    My delemma: 55 conv, stock front suspension, new springs, shocks, bushings, cpp upper arms with 5 degrees caster built in. Unable to achieve more than 3,4 degrees of caster to align. It has been suggested that there may be frame sag. Rack and pinion steering is installed and it would seem that...
  7. Classic Repair & Restoration Body Shops
    Hey All, I am putting my 57 back together after powder coating the frame. 454, 400 tranny, disc brakes all the way around and original rear-end (for now). The motor is level at the intake/carb plate, the tranny measures at the correct angle (4 degrees) but when I put my drive shaft in today I...
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