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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 20, 2:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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67 Chevelle front suspension

Off frame restoreration, new springs, ball joint upper & lower. When I put it on the ground I have 1 3/4” negative camber. First time working on suspension. What is my problem??
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 20, 5:25 PM
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Welcome to the site. Sorry, can't answer your question.

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Post some pictures. Is the car completely assembled? What are the details about the car? Big block, small block, what suspension parts were used, etc.
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350 Ci, All MOOG parts, everything was replaced new. Car sitting on the ground has about 13/4”negative, upper ball joint is at 15-20 degree angle, new springs ball joints upper, lower, tie rod ends, the works. It was body off frame.
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Is the car fully assembled, interior, all body parts, etc.? Did you tighten the upper and lower control arm bushing bolts BEFORE you put the car on the ground?

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Re: 67 Chevelle front suspension

How is the camber being measured? Camber needs to be measured in degree's. I am not sure how you got 1.75 inches as stated in your post.Not trying to be rude, but just not understanding.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 20, 2:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Straight edge from floor to top of tire, placed ruler between tire and straight edge.
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I did tighten both upper and lower arms then I found out I should not have. I raised the car back up and loosened them and put it back on the ground.
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I appreciate your questions , I hope you can help.
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I’m don’t know how to post the pictures.
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Do not have fenders or doors on or interior on.
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Re: 67 Chevelle front suspension

How many shims on the upper control arm mount?

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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 20, 4:35 PM
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Until you get the car completely assembled with all curb weight on it, I wouldn't worry too much. Chevelle front end geometry will give a bunch of negative camber when it's not loaded. On the other hand, Chevelle frames are noted to sag especially big block cars, and will be difficult to align. Moog and others sell an offset cross shaft for the upper control arms to correct the problem, or you can take the car to a frame shop to correct the sag.

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 20, 9:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, I really didn’t think of the weight being part of the problem, but you are right.
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