View Full Version : 1965 cruiser front end alignment

04-27-2005, 09:21 PM
I am FINALLY getting my 65 cruiser back on the road after being sick for a couple years. My question is does anyone know the correct wheel alignment specs for a 1965 cruiser 283 c.i. auto trans no a/c w/ power steering? I have a manual somewhere, but can't locate it!
Thanks in advance to all, and happy Studebakering!!!!

Roger Corriveau
Portsmouth, NH
Tri -Spokes Chapter Member

Roger Corriveau

04-27-2005, 09:56 PM
should be the same as a '64 I would think

specs for '64

toe in 3/16" to 1/4" w/o PS, 1/16" to 1/8" with
caster (at curb load) +1/4 degree to -1-1/4 degree (no more than 1/2 degree variation)
camber 0 to +1 degree, 1/2 degree more favored on driver's side



55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop

04-27-2005, 10:05 PM
Toe-in should be 3/16th to 1/4 inch. The caster is set at from +1/4 to -1&1/4 with no more than a 1/2 difference between left and right. The camber is 0 to +1 with a 1/2 more favored on the driver's side.:D

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04-28-2005, 05:46 PM
thank you so much for the replies....you guys are great!!!

Roger Corriveau

04-29-2005, 10:21 PM

Go ahead and set the toe as specified. However, if you are running radial tires and it drives funny, reset the toe to ZERO toe-in/toe-out.BP


04-30-2005, 10:14 AM
It might be worth remembering that most front ends "Toe-Out" at speed and should therefore be set with a little toe-in when stationary (this includes radial tyres).
Another often overlooked point : Drive the car slowly in a straight line onto the wheel alignment hoist (ideally 2 - 3 car lengths). Do not allow someone to "corner" onto to the hoist, it puts stresses into suspension bushes, which "release" when you later drive straight ahead.
/ Hank