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Old 06-04-2018, 12:45 PM
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Default Alignment specs...use Camaro for subframe, or car it's under?

I need to get the '56 Fairlane front end aligned. It's a '75 Camaro subframe, all new parts. The front end guy asked me so supply the specs I want him to align it to. Do I go with the specs from the Camaro?
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I suspect that the Chevy specs would be the place to start, but it will also depend on the installation. Is it perfect, etc. If the alignment guy can only set it to factory spec, he may not be your best bet. It may take a bit of messin' around to get it to work right. Brighter bulbs will respond also, I hope.
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Chevy specs may be ok if the wheelbase is similar and rear track width is the same. If not I agree with Skip
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Take it to somebody else if he needs a computer program to do an alignment!
Got the same problem here. Lots of shops that will do alignments, most with the latest and greatest equipment and not a single soul that could do a thing unless there was a button for it...sorry for the rant!
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Take it to somebody else if he needs a computer program to do an alignment!
Got the same problem here. Lots of shops that will do alignments, most with the latest and greatest equipment and not a single soul that could do a thing unless there was a button for it...sorry for the rant!
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If a "front end guy" is asking YOU for specs, then you need to find another front end guy.

Honestly, the alignment will be a combination of both, and specific to your vehicle as it is constructed. The rack doesn't know it's a Camaro front end under a Ford - it only measures caster, camber and toe-in/out. Pretty simple. If he can't grasp that then he's no better than the kid behind the parts counter asking if your car has air conditioning when you're trying to buy shocks...
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Chevy specs may be ok if the wheelbase is similar and rear track width is the same. If not I agree with Skip
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