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Old 08-28-2006, 10:46 PM
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55 chevy front wheel aliment

Hey guys

Ok here is whats going on,,,, my 55 drives down the road pretty straight but the wheels are sitting little leaned in at the top, 'pigeon toed'

so i went to what i thought to be the best place in town to get a front end aliment since you know alot of tire shops dont want to even touch the older cars and they said they couldn't fix the problem! they told me i need a off center pin kit from ky motors????? what the heck are they talking about A OFF CENTER PIN KIT? I haven't ever heard of that before

any idea's out there on what this is or how to fix the problem? thanks

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Old 08-29-2006, 12:01 AM
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I did the alignment on my friends 55 4dr and it was the hardest car I ever did. It has so hard to even get to the shims around those giant fenders. The offst shaft lets you add or subtract camber with out adding shims. In a old car it may be neccesary because you could run out of shims.
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:17 AM
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My other Hardtop had so many shims in the front end the tires leaned in at the top. You could tell it without even looking for it.

I removed about 1/2 the shims from each location on the top A-arms and it brought the tires back out. So far I can't see any unusual tire wear?

Why this was done in the firat place beats me? Unless it has to do with the car being raced years ago and any owner after that just left it alone?
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