68 chassis problem

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greggome
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Tell us about your Corvette: 1968 327/350 just out of 20 years storage. starting the process of restoring what I can (not frame off).

68 chassis problem

Post by greggome » Aug 26th, 2014 9:52 pm

Years ago I glanced off a rotted wooden guard rail that broke apart and a chunk of it ended up under the front end of my car. There was minimum body damage but the frame has never been the same. the right front wheel appears slightly more forward than the left and the car will pull slightly to the right while driving and pulls hard to the right with braking.

The body shop replaced the upper and lower A arms but that did not solve the problem. I am assuming that the frame was bent somehow out of normal alignment. Does anyone have experience with having a vette's frame put on one of those chassis straightening machines the body shops use. I have heard that there is a potential for getting body stress cracks when this is done. Any suggestions? and no, I cant afford a new frame or body off restoration. thanks for the help.