Home page
SPONSOR AD

Support our Vendors!  |  Advertise Here

NEW! Check out our new Corvette Quiz!

Topic: Need alignment in East Tennessee

in Forum: C3 General Discussion


Already a Member?
Login
Not yet a Member?
Register for Free!

Need alignment in East Tennessee (1/6)
 6/10/24 12:02pm
CSMsVette
Limited Member
Send Private Message

Sweetwater, TN - USA

Vette(s):
1974 Coupe T-Top


Joined: 12/21/2023
Posts: 3

I basically have completely replaced everything dealing with rear drive line. New differential, catastrophic failure in the original, trailing arms, shock mounts, all u-joints and half shafts. My biggest challenge now is finding a shop that will do a 4 wheel alignment on the car. It's a 74. I'm located in East Tennessee, anyone have a suggestion.



|UPDATED|6/10/2024 9:02:32 AM (AZT)|/UPDATED|
Our Sponsors help support C3VR
Re: Need alignment in East Tennessee (2/6)
 6/10/24 10:51pm
73shark
Limited Member
Send Private Message

Overland Park, KS - USA

Vette(s):
1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


Joined: 7/9/2003
Posts: 874

Since a lot of today's vehicle have IRS then I would think most shops could do a four-wheel alignment. 



______________

1973 L-82 4 spd

Re: Need alignment in East Tennessee (3/6)
 6/11/24 6:49pm
CSMsVette
Limited Member
Send Private Message

Sweetwater, TN - USA

Vette(s):
1974 Coupe T-Top


Joined: 12/21/2023
Posts: 3

I agree with you there. The response I keep getting is, "We don't work on cars that old". I think the shims scare them.

Re: Need alignment in East Tennessee (4/6)
 6/11/24 7:01pm
BillHanna
Standard Member
Send Private Message

Cana, VA - USA

Vette(s):
1975 Stingray 71 350 engine Flat top pistons Sniper fuel injection Hyperspark ignition Vintage Air air conditioning Borgeson power steering box


Joined: 7/3/2016
Posts: 329

I had my '75 aligned last year locally (SW Virginia) -- their only concern was if it was too low to get in their shop and onto the lift.



______________

   

Re: Need alignment in East Tennessee (5/6)
 6/11/24 7:16pm
CSMsVette
Limited Member
Send Private Message

Sweetwater, TN - USA

Vette(s):
1974 Coupe T-Top


Joined: 12/21/2023
Posts: 3

SW Virginia is very doable. My car is not lowered, as a matter of fact I think it sets high. Did they do a good job?

Re: Need alignment in East Tennessee (6/6)
 6/11/24 7:50pm
BillHanna
Standard Member
Send Private Message

Cana, VA - USA

Vette(s):
1975 Stingray 71 350 engine Flat top pistons Sniper fuel injection Hyperspark ignition Vintage Air air conditioning Borgeson power steering box


Joined: 7/3/2016
Posts: 329

They have the computer alignment setup, and as far as I can tell, it is fine.  The nice thing about these new systems is that they provide a color printout of all the alignment specifics.

This shop is actually in Mt. Airy NC, but I can't believe any decent shop can't do the same thing.

 



______________

   

Our Sponsors help support C3VR