Home page

Topic: Four Wheel Alignment Advice - DFW Area

in Forum: C3 Handling Components


Already a Member? Click Here to Login
Not yet a Member? Click Here to Register for Free!
Four Wheel Alignment Advice - DFW Area (1/8)
 6/22/19 4:25am
JohnnyVette
Standard Member
Send Private Message

Paradise, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1st - 1986 Targa Top
2nd - 2004 Convertible
3rd - 1998 Convertible
Current - 1969 Convertible


Joined: 1/14/2018
Posts: 26

Hello all,

My rear tires on my 1969 Corvette lean slightly like this, "/".  I'd love to get a four wheel alignment but I don't just want to take it anywhere.  Do any of you guys have recommendations on where I can take it in the DFW and surrounding area?  

Thanks for all your help in advance!

John

Our Sponsors help support C3VR
Re: Four Wheel Alignment Advice - DFW Area (2/8)
 6/22/19 9:49am
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: 693

The rear wheels are supposed to lean in at the top which is called negative camber. You can actually do that adjustment yourself if you want to get a bubble protractor. The adjustment is made at the inner end of the strut rods. You will need a straight board that will span the wheel from edge to edge and a level surface for the car to sit on. You will need to lower the car on the ground after each adjustment and then either drive it or roll it back and forth to let the suspension settle out to get an accurate reading.



______________

1973 L-82 4 spd

Re: Four Wheel Alignment Advice - DFW Area (3/8)
 6/22/19 11:12am
Adams' AppleLifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
Send Private Message

Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas


Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19857

Automotive Performance Unlimited,

7341 W Vickery Blvd, Ste B,

Benbrook, Texas 76116

817-763-8115

Chuck and Dave Anderson....they only work on Corvettes, specializing in the older cars(like ours). They do really good work, and are certainly qualified to do an alignment. 



______________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    

My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
Re: Four Wheel Alignment Advice - DFW Area (4/8)
 6/22/19 11:15am
F4Gary
Standard Member
Send Private Message

Grapevine, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.


Joined: 8/26/2006
Posts: 1071

Sunday's.  It's right behind Corvette World on what ever that street is.  Last time I had mine done it was $40 for the front and $40 for the rear.



______________

Re: Four Wheel Alignment Advice - DFW Area (5/8)
 6/22/19 12:14pm
JohnnyVette
Standard Member
Send Private Message

Paradise, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1st - 1986 Targa Top
2nd - 2004 Convertible
3rd - 1998 Convertible
Current - 1969 Convertible


Joined: 1/14/2018
Posts: 26

Thank you very much for your reply,

I think I'd rather a professional do it as I'm told I can have front, and rear end, alignment for less than a couple hundred dollars and I'm sure it would be better than anything I would do.  LOL.

Much thanks for your help though my friend!  I really appreciate your willingness to take the time to help!

John

Re: Four Wheel Alignment Advice - DFW Area (6/8)
 6/22/19 12:16pm
JohnnyVette
Standard Member
Send Private Message

Paradise, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1st - 1986 Targa Top
2nd - 2004 Convertible
3rd - 1998 Convertible
Current - 1969 Convertible


Joined: 1/14/2018
Posts: 26

Perfect!

Thank you!  I work pretty close to Benbrook so that location might work out well!  I LOVE the idea that they're used to working on these old cars as that makes me feel much safer.  

Thank you so much!  I'll check with them this coming week.  Have a great weekend!

John

Re: Four Wheel Alignment Advice - DFW Area (7/8)
 6/22/19 12:23pm
JohnnyVette
Standard Member
Send Private Message

Paradise, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1st - 1986 Targa Top
2nd - 2004 Convertible
3rd - 1998 Convertible
Current - 1969 Convertible


Joined: 1/14/2018
Posts: 26

Hi,

I appreciate your help my friend.  I was unable to find a place called Sunday's.  Can you tell me which city it is located in?

Thanks again for your help!

John

Re: Four Wheel Alignment Advice - DFW Area (8/8)
 6/22/19 6:28pm
Adams' AppleLifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
Send Private Message

Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas


Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19857

JohnnyVette said:

I work pretty close to Benbrook so that location might work out well! 

They're just about 1/2 way between 377 and Southwest Blvd on Vickery. Small shop, but they do great work. 




______________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    

My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
Our Sponsors help support C3VR