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Old 04-19-2005, 07:00 PM
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droped rear end!!!!!

Today i went to go put the car up on all fours (the rear has been up four a couple of months) after i had finished it dropped back down! Front still had tires on it but the back didn't So i freaked out to get the rear back up and i noticed one of the stands had broken and shifted over so only one side of the rear hit the ground. Is there a way to determine if the rear end is damaged??? It is a Ford 8.8 in a 69 mustang.

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Old 04-19-2005, 07:25 PM
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dropped rear end

Jack the car back up, make sure you have it well blocked, then inspect the rear end. If there is any damage, most likely it will be to the brake on the corner that hit the ground.
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How am I to inspect it??? the drum being tighter, bent in drum, tire woble?
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Look for chipped spots on the drum, cracks, spin the drum and see if it looks like it might be out of round.
Check your brake lines on the axle.
Check your shocks and springs and mounts for both.
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I spun the wheel and it has like bumpy spots on it. It will go and than get hard to spin and spin freely it bumps about every 1/4 spin. Also when i dropped it back down with tires the wheel seemed kind of crooked.
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Inspection

Sounds like at the minimum, you have warped a brake drum.
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Is there a posibility that i bent the frame or driveshaft?
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Dropped axle

IN all probabilities, unless your car landed on a point on the frame, which other than the rear frame kick, its unlikely. If it had landed on the frame, there would be body damage at that point, since the body does hang down below the frame, so it would be very evident. If it landed on the hub, the springs would have taken the impact and would have deleted the chance of frame damage, however, the sheet metal of the body isnt nearly so strong, and you could still have a crushed rocker panel or rear panel. Look over your lower body edges on the side that fell.
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The reason for me asking was because the door on the side that hit lines up at the top of the door but at the bottom the rear panel is about 1 inch inward. Is this just bad door alignment?? Because the doors werent on when i got the car.
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