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Other than leveling out the frame. Can I accurately check driveline angles on a rolling chassis. Without the body, there is no weight on the frame and wondered if that will effect angles?

I boxed the frame and now fabbing the trans cross member and need to set the height with correct angle. I wouldn't think it would have an effect but thought to ask..
 

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No. Pinion angle changes as weight is added or removed from the car.. Don't be in a hurry it will should be done at the end of your build.
 

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The angle needs to be set with the frame at actual assembled ride height.
With no weight (body, etc) the frame sets high, at the limit of extension of the shocks so the angle is at the extreme now.

Remove springs and support the frame at anticipated ride height and then set driveshaft angle. This can get you close then check angle after car is fully assembled.
 
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