88 iroc z28 drives crooked


radrodder04
04-18-2012, 02:13 AM
I bought a good looking 5.7 IROC Z-28 at auction, when I bought it, it had no brakes. So I started it and moved it enough to check out the engine and tranny, I had it brought to my house on a roll back. I replaced a bad brake line and it has brakes ( although after driving it they got have to be pumped up. I assume a bad master cylinder. THAT is not my problem. When I drove it it doesn't track straight. the rear seems to be out to the passenger side. Upon further examination I've found the rt front strut is bad,(it bottoms out) I also found the front end has been cut off and and another welded in it's place under the radiator. IN FRONT OF THE FRONT WHEELS. One person says I'm screwed it can't be fixed he thinks the strut tower is out of line, another says he thinks the rear end has shifted, I've been told by a third party he thinks it can be pulled or fixed on a front end machine. I've been told it's a uni-body. Does ANY one have ANY suggestions?? I don't even know where to take it to find out whats wrong!!!!:runaround: HELP!

maxwedge
04-18-2012, 08:58 AM
This needs to be looked on a frame machine, also an alignment shop can determine the thrust line and set back, this will confirm that the unibody is twisted or the rear axle is out of square with the front suspension.

radrodder04
04-18-2012, 10:20 AM
DOES THAT MEAN IT MAY BE FIXABLE? BECAUSE IN A COUPLE OF HOURS. I'M HAVING A FRIEND TAKE ME TO A FRONT END SPECIALIST--OR A FRAME SHOP IF 1 STILL EXISTS IN THE HIGH POINT AREA!!
THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP:smile:

maxwedge
04-18-2012, 07:56 PM
Without a diagnois can't really answer that.

j cAT
04-19-2012, 12:35 PM
I own a 1984 camaro . what you have is a vehicle that was in an accident. this vehicle has no frame. the vehicle will require a special computer guided body machine to bend back the body to the proper geometry.

I know of a body shop here in massachusetts that has this equipment. after you repair all the springs / struts /shocks then send to a body shop with this equipment to start bending it back.

they may have to do some welding to lock in the body .

dont worry about any front end alignment until the body is correct.

j cAT
04-19-2012, 07:42 PM
DOES THAT MEAN IT MAY BE FIXABLE? BECAUSE IN A COUPLE OF HOURS. I'M HAVING A FRIEND TAKE ME TO A FRONT END SPECIALIST--OR A FRAME SHOP IF 1 STILL EXISTS IN THE HIGH POINT AREA!!
THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP:smile:

this is what your vehicle would need to bend it back into the proper geometry.

http://www.chiefautomotive.com/pulling/goliath.asp

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