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Hamchuck
Journeyman

Posts: 19
From: Killeen, TX 76542
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 07-01-2001 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hamchuck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got my '68 last February, knowing it had a sag to the left, especially the left rear, but I figured it was just a case of bad springs. It now has 1" drop contour coils from Mustangs Unlimited up front, 1" drop leaf springs from Laurel Mountain in the rear, and new KYBs all around. It's still leaning left, roughly a half-inch difference up front and a full inch in the rear when measured from the ground to the top of the wheel well.
The only apparent damage is a slight wrinkling of the right-rear sheet metal and a deformed rear bumper. As far as I can tell there's no damage to the frame rails, and no signs of rewelding. Also, the old right front spring felt much stiffer than the left front. I'm starting to wonder if it put a permanent kink in the old gal's back.
I'd love to hear any other ideas at all about what the sag might be caused by, or ways to troubleshoot it. I figure somebody must have had this problem before. Thanks for any ideas.

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steve'66
Gearhead

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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 07-01-2001 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hamchuck,

Sounds like your stang needs a little time "on the rack" at a frame alignment shop. Have it checked by a reliable shop, they can pull it back into shape.

SteveW

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66351stang
Gearhead

Posts: 677
From: sayville,newyork
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 07-01-2001 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i agree with steve, best shot

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richard bohm
Gearhead

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From: tucson,az-luray,va
Registered: May 2001

posted 07-02-2001 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yep works for me too. when you get it straight again, install a set of subframe connectors. they will help keep you stang straight(in more ways than one).

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Hamchuck
Journeyman

Posts: 19
From: Killeen, TX 76542
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 07-10-2001 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hamchuck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been out of town a few days... Thanks for the advice. It'll the next thing I do to it, when I figure out who's reputable around here. I agree on the subframe connectors, too. I had already figured on getting them, and maybe even an X-cage from Total Control. It might be a few weeks, but I'll let you know what I find out.

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