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Author Topic:   positive camber
Scoot
Member
posted March 01, 2004 09:16 PM
Whats the best way to gain positive camber on the left front on a 80 camaro? I've heard of people cutting out the press in ball joint and welding in the screw in sleeve. Is that what everyone does? I'm afraid I'll screw it up. Anyone have any part numbers that they know will work? I've also seen one guy cut the upper A arm and weld a piece of rebar in to lengthen it. What do you think about that?

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towmandan
Member
posted March 02, 2004 07:37 AM
They make an offset cross bar....Not sure what the proper name is but its the shaft the upper A arm and bushings pivot on and Im pretty sure you can get different degrees of offset and you should be able to get them at the local parts store.....Towman


Eljojo
Member
posted March 02, 2004 08:02 AM
The lower ball joint relocation "ain't that bigga deal!" Don't be skeered! Just buy a weld in sleeve, move it forward and outboard as far as it will go and still have plenty to weld to-and mark the outside of the sleeve on the A-arm. Cut that piece out (I use a hole saw) Now put your sleeve in and tack it. Screw the ball joint into the sleeve before you weld it out tho, because the sleeve will distort without it. Then when you bend that ball joint you just back it out and replace it. If you buy the repair shaft, when it gets bent-- there is another $60 you didn't need to spend in the 1st place.


c21
Member
posted March 02, 2004 08:31 AM
Hey Eljojo, I may be thinking wrong but on the left front wouldn't you want to move the lower ball joint inward and not outward.
I was thinking it was like 1/2" forward, and 1" inward.
The left front you want to tuck the lower side of the tire in more.

I'm talking the lower A-arm, maybe you were talking about the upper.

[This message has been edited by Flanndad (edited March 02, 2004).]

joetaylor
Member
posted March 02, 2004 05:34 PM
what I did was cut the control arm mount off and slide it out then welded it back on without cutting the control arm now if it gets bent bolt a new one on real simple

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bobaluuu
Member
posted March 02, 2004 09:46 PM
I was waiting on someone to come out with the simplest solution. This takes about1 hour being careful and keeps everything stock replacable. I understand about the other hi-perf stuff being faster and better in the turns but that stuff is a pain in the arse if it gets tagged at the track and needs replacing on site. For me its kinda like owning a boat, I was proud to get that stuff and even prouder when I sold it and
didn't lose any track speed.

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UFnARacing
Member
posted March 03, 2004 08:48 AM
Two best days in the life of a boat owner:

The day he buys his boat and .............

The day he sells it!

Thank God I race instead!

joetaylor
Member
posted March 11, 2004 04:05 PM
BOB MY ENTIRE CAR IS SET UP THAT WAY ALL THE STUFF THAT CAN GET BENT OR BROKE IS ALL STOCK I MADE ALL THE MODIFICATIONS TO THE FRAME ALL BY EYE LEVEL AND PLUMB BOB WHEN I FINISHED I BUILT A JIG SO IF WRECKED IT CAN BE CHECKED OR REPAIRED W/O COUSTING ME MONEY

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