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Rear suspension not right

I need opinions on the best safest way to repair the rear suspension on a rolling 1933 ford highboy coupe body and chassis I recently purchaced. The problem is the rear wheel is too far forward in the wheel opening by about 1.5-2 inches and the 4 link bar adjusters are unthreaded all the way out with only 2-3 threads engaged. So I figure I have about 3 inches to make up for somewear. Also the right side 4 link bracket on the frame is 5/16th farther forward than the left side. So how should I fix this move the brackets or lengthen the 4 link bars? Thanks

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Proper fix and the right one to do is fabricate new bars. You can buy weld bungs and Heim joints and heavy walled steel tubing. Have the ends heli arced. That way you can build in as much adjustment as you want.

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With one bracket ... off that much and the bars way too short ( which really means BOTH brackets are OFF a good bit ... ) I would cut the mess out and rehang the suspension ... But I have been called anal too ...
The method that Vince suggested will work also ...

I just would not trust the other guys welds and work ... with that big a error ... already done ...

Kits like the above are around $500 ... and well worth the money ... IMHO ...

Here is the rear suspension under my 32 Ford coupe project ... a TCI triangulated 4 bar setup.
And here is a photo journal of the 32 coupe progress and some suspension construction photos
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