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Old 10-30-2003, 05:59 PM
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My baby leans

Need a little help. My baby has a slight problem, she leans to one side. I can tolerate a little but that's too much. Should I take out a spring on one side, (which spring) or should I try to shim the body to get it close. I already took the springs off once. I put them on in the incorrect order. From biggest to smallest in stead of smallest to biggest. Duh! I hate doing things twice. here's what she looks like.
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Old 10-31-2003, 04:54 AM
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I dated a girl like her for a while, her name was Ilean. She had one leg longer than the other one. Really though my 69 pickup has the same problem. It has coil springs all around and I think the one on the rear driver's side is goin limp. I'm trying to overcome it temporarily with a set on Monroe air shocks. I modified the air with another air line kit so I can air them up independently and give the drivers side a lil extra shot. I'm gonna replace them both as soon as I get ready to break the large fasteners loose that have been on there for 34 years.
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Old 10-31-2003, 06:34 AM
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38...don't check it in the grass. Put it on concrete that you know is level such as the garage floor. Make sure the floor is level to by checking it with a good bubble level. You wold be surprised at the difference. Make sure the tires are all the same and have the same amount of air pressure. Then see how far it is out. It might be the case you could just add a small shim at the body mount after that. Hopefully it is not in the front end that you welded on. I would hate to have to see you cut that off and redo it. Good luck.

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Old 10-31-2003, 07:27 AM
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I agree with Kevin - get it onto a nice level concrete floor, then you can figure out if it's the body or the frame, and whether the entire thing leans, or if it's just the rear end. Best case is it's just the body and you'll have to shim it. Worst case is a twisted frame. That can be fixed, but it's not fun.

I take that back. Best case is you get it onto concrete and discover it's fine. Then you know your lawn isn't as level as you thought, and you should have great drainage away from the house like landscape architects recommend...
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Old 10-31-2003, 05:28 PM
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Tires!!!!! I never thought to check the tires. They are used ones and not the ones I will use on the street. They just happened to come with the wheels when I bouht them. I'll have to check that. Thanks, Kev. I did check the frame I'm of only a half inch where I welded the subframe together. Maybe got too hot and warped the frame a little? Maybe it slipped alittle on me when I put them together. Who knows. anyways I'll check it out Thanks!
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