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Greenbrier rear wheel camber
Posted by: 1964green ()
Date: November 05, 2018 04:51AM

Guys,
By some stroke I found another guy with a Greenbrier in Eastern NC.
He was looking at mine and said "you have way too much camber on the rear wheels".

I looked at the shop manual and it says "camber should be 1 1/2 degrees +/- a 1/2 degree.
I tried holding a level against the sidewall and came up with 2 1/4 on the left and 2 1/8 on the right not the best method for checking but have nothing else.

There is no adjustment and if not in spec something must be bent but no evidence of any collision or other.

A problem ?

Thanks,
Bill

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Re: Greenbrier rear wheel camber
Posted by: Melb-Mike ()
Date: November 05, 2018 05:29AM

The camber on the rear wheels is not adjustable other than modifying the coil spring height. It will have positive camber without a load in the vehicle. Some don’t like the looks so they cut the spring down to lower the FC and reduce the positive camber. However, once you do that you may not be able to put much of a load in it. Mine is just as GM built it

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Re: Greenbrier rear wheel camber
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 05, 2018 10:08AM

You did not specify positive or negative numbers.

Is your Greenbrier on tippy toes or laid out like an autocross car?

Most of the vans and Greenbriers I worked own had tires close to perpendicular to the ground. It was the Rampsides that had the tippy-toes look with no load.

BTW, you can put 1500 lbs of payload in a Corvair FC! 3/4 ton rated.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Greenbrier rear wheel camber
Posted by: 1964green ()
Date: November 05, 2018 03:23PM

Guys, Thanks for your input.
The rear wheels are tucked in at the bottom.
At the top of the tire they are close to the body.


Thanks again,
Bill

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Re: Greenbrier rear wheel camber
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: November 05, 2018 04:18PM

1964green Wrote:
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> The rear wheels are tucked in at the bottom.
> At the top of the tire they are close to the
> body.

My Rampside has the same positive camber. The camber increased dramatically when I replaced the rear springs.

Clarks carries light duty rear springs that will lessen the positive camber. If I knew then what I know now, I would have ordered the light duty springs.

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Re: Greenbrier rear wheel camber
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: November 06, 2018 02:34AM

Here is my RS with the Clarks light load rear springs and stock factory front springs. It does have the level floor option and that adds a little extra weight.

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Re: Greenbrier rear wheel camber
Posted by: 1964green ()
Date: November 07, 2018 03:29AM

Thanks Guys,
I'm going to look into the light duty springs.

Bill

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