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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 18, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Took in a 69 for detail work. Rear end is off center by a 1/2 inch to the pass side causing the 17 x 9.5 on 355x45 tires to rub. The quarter has been trimmed to no avail. Any chance moving the rear end that much to center? If so how? All these years have not had an issue. BS should be fine . . . .same as my 69 except on 8" wheels. 12 bolt Multi leafs.
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The easiest way would be to custom-make or bend offset rear shackles.
Other than that you'd have to cut off and re-weld the leaf spring mounts.
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355/45 tires???? I can only go 345 with mini tubs.

How did you determine the rear end is off 1/2?

If you measured wheel well to tire on both sides and there is 1/2 difference that would mean the rear is over 1/4.

If it was over 1/2 the difference would be 1 if comparing both sides.

I would check BS on the wheels. Also switch sides with wheels to see if it makes a diff.

Is the 12 bolt a 1st gen camaro 12 bolt? Have disc brake been added the would increase hub to him width?
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Im going to guess 255 tires, not 355 tires.

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Im going to guess 255 tires, not 355 tires.

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Me too. Suggestions made on that assumption.

355/45s would be some big badass rubber.
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Yea 355 would be. . . . 255 on stock rear end and springs. Measured tire to lip. Going to suggest a different BS. Stock drum brakes.
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I just had this issue with my 68, I had a rub due to weak springs, but also seemed to be off center by a 1/2 inch causing a scrub on the driver side rear. When I replaced the springs, I made sure everything was lined up correctly, and my 1/2 inch off center issue went away. You may want to drop the axle, check the alignment and see if you can change it. I believe this would have addressed my off center issue, but since I needed springs anyway I did not try that first. My 2 cents.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 18, 01:08 AM
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Re: Off Center

Check how far the front leaf bushings are pressed in on each side. Are they the same? The front bushings are just pressed into the leaf spring eye and not all the way. I have seen them back out.

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I have the exact same set-up on my vert. 255/45/17 on a 17x9.5 inch rim. Looks like I have an inch of clearance from sidewall to lip. 5.5 backspacing.

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A binding shackle maybe. What is the overall condition of the cars suspension? Have you crossed measured for square?

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Maybe the quarter panel was pushed in previously and repaired not quite back to original dimensions.

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