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Old 04-21-2004, 03:45   #1 (permalink)
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Leaf Spring Question for 67 Stang

I have a slight prob with the rear of my 67 Stang. As you look at the car from the rear, the RHS sits an inch higher than the left. Everything on the car is still standard and of course 36yrs old.

I've had the springs off, and they match perfectly side by side. Now I thought that one of the springs may have lost its tension, so I switched sides and lo and behold, the RHS STILL sits higher.

I've checked the goemetry, lined everything up, and still can't work out for the life of me why it sits up higher on that side.

Would it have anything to do with rubbers? New springs? I've searched the manual and FF and can't find anything to do with leaf springs.

Anything would be great!
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Re: Leaf Spring Question for 67 Stang

I don't really know, but if your chassis is slightly out due to a previous accident, it may cause one side to sit lower. You should be able to have one of the rear leaf springs reset. My car sat a little lower on the r/r so a suspension place reset it for me, now it's perfect.
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Re: Leaf Spring Question for 67 Stang

Possibly a knackered shocker?

I'd also have a look at the rubbers and see if any are badly worn.
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Re: Leaf Spring Question for 67 Stang

ok time to have a crack at this one drive the car for a bit then when parked on flat ground measure from the centre of the hub-wheel to the lower edge of the guard on all 4 corners of the car im tipping the front of the car is not right post me some heights please on all 4 corners cheers
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Re: Leaf Spring Question for 67 Stang

No shocks are on the car at the moment. Will get around to posting the measurements tomorrow.
Also, does anyone know what it may cost to get the chassis aligned?
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Re: Leaf Spring Question for 67 Stang

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ok time to have a crack at this one drive the car for a bit then when parked on flat ground measure from the centre of the hub-wheel to the lower edge of the guard on all 4 corners of the car im tipping the front of the car is not right post me some heights please on all 4 corners cheers

I think your on the money with this 1
Has the front been lowered ?
Are they bought springs or have they been cut ?
Is the diff bent ?
Rear springs may have to be reset !
Try jacking the car up in the middle so both front wheels are off the ground then check your measurments
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Re: Leaf Spring Question for 67 Stang

OK SO NO SHOCKS IN THE CAR dont drive it then i will retract that statement just roll it back and forwards a few times to make sure the suspension is settled and before we worry about twisted and bent things lets get some heights and go from there cheers greg
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