Wow you have picked my brain from 1989 when I was in the body shop business. I used to fix fiberglass vehicles and most were corvettes. The older guy I used to work for showed me how to set the rear suspension up and we would jack the back of the car up and turn a cam and nut on a trac bar. The tire would be tilted at about 3 degrees inward (bottom of tire). You then would lower the car and the tire would set almost straight... I mean .... (ever so slight tilt). It has independent suspension as you well know and if you have checked the u-joints this is the next try. Worst case, a good alignment shop can fix your woes.
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