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Username Post: 57 front end lean        (Topic#362340)
Mdm57 
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Reg: 12-17-18
08-26-20 02:27 PM - Post#2802029    

totally rebuilt the front suspension on my 57 sedan----shocks ---control arms--springs--ect but drivers side front is still three quarters of an inch lower than the pass side---measuring at the wheel wells--the rear is even side to side everything looks normal all gaps normal .nothing bent. doesnt look like its ever been in a wreck body mounts dont look that great. could that be the cause of the lean



 


Bad56Sedan 
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Bad56Sedan
Loc: Pasadena, Texas
Reg: 04-29-04
08-26-20 04:16 PM - Post#2802036    
    In response to Mdm57

Did it lean before the front end rebuild?
Is the upper coil of the springs really seated in the frame?
Maybe one isn't?
Which side has the issue?
How do you tell?
It is possible to raise the front end, get one tire just off the floor, is the other one the same?
Raise both front tires just off the ground by using a floor jack under the front crossmember in the center, then measure under the frame to the floor about where the original motor mounts are and the front frame horns to the ground, if all the same it really should not be the frame,
Now you Lower the car back down which tire hits the floor first,
Which side has the issue?
Measure and make a judgement.
Surely the ball joints are the same on both sides?
Not sure what else to ask, surely the springs are the same?

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 40 Years

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acardon 
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08-26-20 04:47 PM - Post#2802038    
    In response to Mdm57

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Is the upper coil of the springs really seated in the frame?



That would be my first suspect, either in the frame pocket or the lower control arm. See Note about "stop": Link to spring pocket.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
Mdm57 
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08-27-20 10:47 AM - Post#2802085    
    In response to acardon

If every thing is in place would a 1 inch spring spacer raise it up



 
WagonMan 
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Loc: Las Vegas, NV
Reg: 10-26-04
08-27-20 08:47 PM - Post#2802138    
    In response to Mdm57

Don't forget about possible uneven rear springs.


Charles

57 210 4dr. Wagon(bought '82)
-350/700r4 Mild Custom
29 Ford Sedan(bought '75)
-4.3L/TH350(in progress)


 
Bad56Sedan 
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Bad56Sedan
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09-07-20 02:39 PM - Post#2802947    
    In response to Mdm57

Was it repairable?
What was found?

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 40 Years

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