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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 02, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Please let me know what my steps would be to correct this problem. I just took my '68 on the street for the first time since starting my restoration 1 year ago. I have not done anything to the rear suspension as of yet but work does need to be accomplished. Anyways both of my rear tires wooble side to side while driving. The drivers side a little more than the passenger. I lifted the car completely off the ground, removed the tires and drums to see if I saw anything. I believe there is a slight wooble on the axles shaft but not really sure. To little to amount to anything if there was but I am not a rear end specialist. I am going to take the rims to a tire dealer to make sure the problem is not the rims or tires. While on the vehicle though, I looked closely at the rim itself and it definitely moves in and out so don't believe the tire is the problem. My question here is what steps for PD should I take to see where the problem lies. 10 bolt stock rear end w/3.73 gears, drum brakes and 15 x 8 weld wheels. thanks.....

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 02, 08:14 PM
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You might check to make sure that the lugnut holes on the wheels are not wallowed out. If thy are, the lugnuts tighten but the rim is still loose.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 02, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Yeh, thats the first thing I checked. I recently had the brakes all done. The problem is deeper than that.Thanks....
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 02, 05:35 AM
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Bent rims, bent axle shafts, or maybe just bad tires. There are a few places to look. I had a bent axle flange but it was obvious at a glance.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 02, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to start by getting the rims checked. If they are ok then I assume the axles are bent. Can anyone give me an idea as to what I should do if they are the problem. Do I have them repaired or is cost to much. If I go to the junk yard for parts, what vehicles can I use for spares. Thank for the info, I know almost nothing about rear ends.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 02, 03:59 PM
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You said you just had a brake job, is your hub bottomed out good on the axle flange, any chance something is caught between the brake hub and flange. I would pull a hub on the worst side and put a dial indicator at the bottom of the face of the flange and check for any "in and out" movement as you turn the axle. You'll have to support the rear on jack stands and put it in neutral, have someone turn the other wheel slowly while you watch your dial indicator. If you don't have a dial indicator, make something out of a nail and piece of wood, something, anything you can hold stationary aginst the hub.
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