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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 02, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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can anyone tell me why? ...ok.i replaced both rear springs on my 69 z/28,a week later,i noticed a broken spring i replaced the plate,now i dont know if it is a big deal but the drivers rear wheel measures 1/2"more foward than the passenger side...and both quarters are the originals...all pins are centered in the plates,,david


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 02, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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maby when i take it around the block it might equal out? any one else have this problem? thanx,david
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 02, 01:33 AM
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A couple things may have happened.

There is a rubber cup/bushing in the lower spring pad. The spring bolt fits into the cup, the bushing on the other side of the pad fits into the hole on the spring plate. One of these may not be in the hole.

The other idea is the front spring eye bushing may be too soft and may have crushed making the spring eye being off-center with the hangar. The hangar itself has a tab that fits into a hole in the floorboard.

One should measure diagonally, LF to RR, RF to LR. All points being in the same spot/place on the respective axle(s). Shouldn't have more than 3/8 inch difference.

You may have to retorque the spring/perch bolts again. Sometimes when first installed, the clamped take alittle time to settle, then have to retorque the hardware.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 02, 04:47 AM
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I had/have the same problem as you. replaced the springs, measured center and it's off by 3/8.

The springs look centered and fully in the mounts.

I think it is the front spring eye brackets. With that slot and the J-nuts, there is a little bit of wiggle room. When you are westling them up there, just getting the bolts in is a bear, so I did not really check the bracket center. I plan on checking the alignment slot to see if there is a difference. Just my .02

I've been getting ready to fire up my 350/300 engine, so the rear alignment was pushed to the back burner.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 02, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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thanx,i'll double check it all again.....david
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