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triangulated four bar troubles

I think I did something stupid, I wanted to replace the worn bushings in my triangulated suspension so I thought I would start with the drivers side lower bar first. When I unbolted the lower bar from the bracket under the rear the car droped slightly and the rear cocked forward about a half inch just enough so the hole in the bracket wont line up with the end of the bar. What now? will the rear continue to move forward if I jack the car up or should I undo the other side or will the make it worse I should mention that I tried this with car sitting on its tires. At this point I would just be happy if I could get the bar back in, please help, thanks,

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Put the car on jackstands so the rear alxe can be pushed or pulled in to position while the rear axle is supported by the jack. we go thru the same thing everytime we adjust the 4-link in the racecar, even though it is straight 4-link the same thing happens.
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Reconecting the bar

The only thing is the car is too close to the wall of my shop on the passenger side so I cannot get the floor jack over there to raise that side up, what if I parked my pickup behind the car and wrapped chain around its frame and then around the rear and used a come-a -long to rachate it into position?
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The only thing is the car is too close to the wall of my shop on the passenger side so I cannot get the floor jack over there to raise that side up, what if I parked my pickup behind the car and wrapped chain around its frame and then around the rear and used a come-a -long to rachate it into position?
If you can't lift the car, I would guess that something like that to pull the axle back into position will be needed due to car weight and spring force working against you. You're just going to have to experiment by pulling on it a bit. Sounds like you have the right idea. Good luck with it, hopefully it won't be a real struggle.
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many thanks for your help,
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