Most of us Corvette owners spend a lot of time thinking about our bodywork - all that fine fiberglass with its sinuous, muscular bulges and curves. And we spend time on the engine, brakes, interior and suspension as well - but there's a critical part of every Corvette that often gets neglected, and that's the car's frame.
At restoration time - or after any accident - one of the things you want to be sure to include on your to-do list is to check your Corvette's frame for straightness and level. Especially with older cars, crash damage can be lurking far below those pretty fenders. If your Corvette has an unexplained pull to one side, or seems to take corners better in one direction than the other, that's another clue that your car's frame may not be on the straight and level with you.
Luckily, a good body shop can check your car's frame for straightness and true. Many modern alignment shops can detect frame damage, too, if they use the latest in laser-based alignment tools. Read on for more information about frame damage and what you can do about it.