Is this rear bent? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2007, 12:45 PM
1948 thames's Avatar
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: so. ca.
Age: 66
Posts: 63
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is this rear bent?

I think my housing is bent. My tire is worn bald on the outer edge and the seal is leaking. I would like to get this fixed. Will it be hard to find a shop that can do this or should I just but another one?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2007, 12:50 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,893
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 20
Thanked 258 Times in 211 Posts
Possibly, ...or, the rear end could be mounted right side too far forward. How is the other tire?

The seal leaking means the bearing is probably toast.
Ontario Rodders

Budget RVs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2007, 02:21 PM
1948 thames's Avatar
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: so. ca.
Age: 66
Posts: 63
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the info. The other side was wearing better, but it is wearing a little more on the inside. Not nearly as bad. I never thought about checking front to rear. Maybe I should mount it back onto the frame and measure and go from there. I don't have any way to tell if it's bent ( no fixture to check) other then finding a shop to ck it unless there is a way to do it with something that I don't need cut on a lathe.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2007, 02:37 PM
dawg's Avatar
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Colebrook Connecticut
Age: 55
Posts: 911
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
rear not bent but crooked in the car im betting
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2007, 02:52 PM
powerrodsmike's Avatar Moderator
Last wiki edit: Make a fiberglass fan shroud
Last journal entry: Next.. ..Bagging the king B (barge)
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: gilroy, california
Age: 53
Posts: 4,108
Wiki Edits: 161

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Usually if the rear is straight and mounted in the frame crooked the car will go down the road a little sideways.

I'm betting the housing is bent.

Take the wheel off, clamp a straightedge to the hubs on each side and measure for parallelism. Check the hub for straightness first, otherwise your measurements will be influenced by the crooked hub.

A good rear end shop can probably straighten that rear end out.

Another way to tell is to rotate the rear axle housing around . watch the tires, if the tops of the tires move in and out the rear is bent.

Or you can take the car with the rear end mounted to a alignment shop with a 4 wheel alignment machine, they can check it easily.

Later, mikey
my signature lines...not really directed at anyone in particular..

BE different....ACT normal.

No one is completely useless..They can always be used as a bad example
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2007, 05:02 PM
WDCreech's Avatar
Grumpy Old Goat Herder
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Age: 70
Posts: 1,319
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 29 Times in 27 Posts
If it's bent, which I think it is, the right side tube is bent forward from hard launches. I have a narrowed Ford 9" (without a back brace) that did the same thing. Do yourself a favor. Have it back braced when you have it straightened.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
8.8 Ford rear end in my 79 G body Malibu 79 Malibu327 Transmission - Rearend 4 05-20-2007 02:26 PM
Hoods not shuting all the way 74_Chevrolet Body - Exterior 5 09-01-2005 07:10 PM
Rear End ID Riverman Transmission - Rearend 1 08-01-2005 07:21 AM
63 biscayne rear differential problems biscuit63 Transmission - Rearend 8 07-29-2005 04:37 PM
8.8 - Bent Housing or Bent Axle? 96cobra Transmission - Rearend 3 12-16-2002 05:30 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.