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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 99, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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My 69 coupe is leaning to one side. The right front of the car sits about an inch and a half higher than it should? All the springs appear to be O.K.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 99, 10:01 PM
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i assume that all of your body panels, hood etc are still in line and your tires/wheels are still the same. when you measured the height difference you measured from the from the frame rails directly behind the core support and inside of the lower control/A-arms and found a height difference? There are potentially 3 possibilities off the top of my head (1) springs are fatigued on one side or bent (2) a coil or shock has broken or a mount has broken (3) the spring on the R-side has come out of the upper/lower perch. on its mounting seat. there arent too many other options...
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 99, 04:42 AM
 
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I recently purchased a 69 and had the same problem. We checked to see if the springs sat in the perch correctly. (they did) We then pulled the springs and one was fatigued, even though they "looked" fine. After replacing the front springs, the rear looked low, so I ended replacing the rear leaf springs. Now it looks "sweet".
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 00, 11:22 AM
 
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if the car has ever been "curb-checked" it may have a bent sway bar. this could cause the difference in height from one side to the other. to check your sway bar you can simply remove it from the car and set it on a flat surface (garage floor) if it is bent it should be obvious. good luck.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 00, 04:28 AM
 
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I had a very similar problem on my 69, it was a pain in the @$$ to find. My front right corner was sitting about 3/4 higher than the left. I noticed it after I did a complete front suspension rebuild including springs. I could see the difference in the fender gaps. When I took it for alignment I had them check the frame and suspension. Everything was right where it was supposed to be. No crooked springs or bent frames. So after another week of poking at the car, checking body panels etc, it became apparent where the problem was. My left rear spring was weak and caused that corner to dip a ever so slightly, thus bringing up the front right. Solution: New rear leafs. I already had them, but hadn't installed them yet. Just something to check.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 00, 08:17 PM
 
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I am having the same problem with my 67. I have rebuilt the front suspension and replaced the coils and rear springs. The car still is lower on the driver side. Any ideas?
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