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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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front end collapse

as you all know the x frames collapse in a bit, do they make a offset upper ball joint so I can fix my alignment for my 64 impala
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 10:58 AM
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I've heard of "tall ball-joints" in relation to other cars to modify front-end geometry specifically for cornering but I've not particularly heard of a retro-fit for what you're trying to address. Sorry.

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Tall ball joints are as mentioned to correct camber issues in cornering with a first gen Camaro and a third gen Nova. They will not correct his issue which is a bent frame.

Only solution is to put it on a rack and using hydraulic pressure push and pull the frame back into alignment. Then to reinforce the frame structurally by adding gussets or adding additional material to deepen and widen the frame member.

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Yeah, I was assuming he knew that front end parts replacement isn't going to fix a sagging frame.
Sounded like he's looking for any other DIY temporary corrective action.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-02-2019, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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well ya I am so scared to get the frame pulled, the body is perfect ,the gaps are perfect , so I reinforced the frame big time so now I want to use adjustable control arms, off set control arms , the fame rails will not move anymore, just need to know what works … I need more positive camber
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-02-2019, 08:25 PM
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You might have to throw some money at this one.

http://www.globalwest.net/1958-1959-...trol-arms.html
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