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Old 10-10-2003, 06:53 PM
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help body mount job gone bad!!!!

hi all,

i have 1969 camaro, and my buddy put new body mounts in my car. now the right front tire hits the fender when turning to the left only. same tires on it before the job!

it was fine with fenders before.

what do i do now?????
help

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mike

235/60 front tires -15" wheels

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The subframe is crooked...

You will need to measure from the subframe rail to the rear spring bolt on both sides, then loosen the subframe bolts a bit and pull it square with a come-along.

It's not a difficult job, but it needs to be square with the body shell or the car will dog-track down the road...

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Some body mounts are designed to lower the body on the subframe a half-inch or so. I saw some aluminum ones advertised several years ago that did that. I used Energy Suspension urethane on my Nova and the tires rub exactly the way they did before.
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Jim i said tires were ok before the body mount job.


doc, thanks for your help, i will find a better shop this time to fix my car. your post will help me alot. thanks
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In addition, the subframe should have alignment holes in the mount brackets where the subframe bolts to the body at the firewall. I believe they are 1/2 to 5/8 inch holes just outside where the bolt goes through the bracket into the floor. The factory used dowels to line up the subframe on the body. This should help in getting the frame aligned as well.
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