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66 lemans Frame problem

Ok I am starting my build frame off and noticed that the frame is lower in the rear passenger side. I leveled frame front to rear side to side and it is approx 1/2 in lower than the drivers side. It appears to begin at the lower control arm perches where it is about 1/8 in out of level. Is there a way to correct this?
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Take it to a frame shop and let them straighten it out. Not very expensive if you have the frame already separated from the body.
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This is far more common than you would think. Pontiacs have a quirky weight bias that runs diagonally from the front drivers side to the rear passenger side. We have balanced cars on frame pin balancers and observed the run out to the passenger rear. Just one more reason a big horsepower Pontiac picks up the driver side front wheel at the strip. geeteeohguy is right it is an easy fix.
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Thanks I will take it to a frame shop, as I just ordered the mini tub kit from ABC performance can't wait to get started my ls2 just arrived aslo
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are you located in Alaska? I bought a 71 Judge from Palmer AK
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yes Im in eagle river just 30 miles away from palmer
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you may have seen a tropical lime 71 Judge hanging around Palmer about 7 or 8 years ago. Original very tired Judge. It's now restored to new condition and lives in Huntington Beach Ca.
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I guess thats where we get the GTO lean from. Tropical Lime is not a color i would pic but i saw one last year at a show and it was a stunning car with the multicolor stripes.

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Tropical lime isn't a color that anyone picked in 71. This car was ordered by Alaska Sales and Service back in the day and I have a picture that a magazine editor gave me showing the same car sitting on the back lot looking like they were hiding it. He took the picture when he was in the military stationed in Alaska in 1971.I really like it now but wouldn't have ordered one in 71. At that time we all had copper tone and avocado appliances in our kitchens. Times have changed.
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I never saw it, you have any pics?
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