A better solution may be to move the whole body that 1/2 inch on the frame.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ofarrell, Fergus" <Ofarrell.Fergus@hitco.com>
To: "'roadster.netlist'" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 8:34 AM
Subject: rear end out of alignment
> Gordon is right about shifting the rear end. Once you start, it'll be hard
> to determine when to stop, and these parts see so much vibration that
> slotting the mounting points will end up in the rear end alignment
> to-and-fro over time.
> I have found that a good method to line things up is to drive behind your
> own car, and see if it is 'crabbing' down the road. (you see this on a lot
> of 4x's, especially full-size Blazers) If it is not, then it is just your
> fenders are screwy. If it is, and you 'straighten it up', then your wheels
> will be straight but the frame will be a canted from corner to corner.
> thing noticed will be that the steering wheel position when going straight
> has moved. (no big, right?) But after that you'll notice that right turns
> feel different than left turns, as now your front suspension pivot points
> are no longer parallel/perpendicular to the direction of travel.
> roads and bumps that un-weight the car will point this out, when the car
> comes down it will have a twisting bounce, and may want to leap around in
> the lane. (airplane landings when the two sets of wheels don't touch
> Okay, I'll shut up now,
> Fergus O