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I've rebuilt the front end, replaced the shocks and springs all the way around and the car still sits one inch low on the driver's side. Someone suggested putting air shocks in the rear and run to separate lines to level the rear end with the shocks...but that seems like I'm masking the problem. Anyone fix this issue in their car?????
 

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Are you sure your frame is not bent or twisted? Can you put it on equal sized blocks are all four corners and take measurements. Are your body bushings and spacers correct? Are the body mount points correct? Are you sure the springs are ok. Just because they are new does mean they are good.

Before puting it on blocks, measure the height of your body mounts.
 

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i've seen that happen before. and after checking all the critical things like springs and bushings, it turned out that the subframe was bent...
 

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when the car has jack stands under the subframe on all four corners it sits dead level. I would think that it would not sit level if the subframe were bent. Also, every body panel on it but the hood is a factory body panel. When we had the car stripped for restoration there was no apparent damage to the unibody. And it didn't sit like this when I first got it....

I was thinking body mounts might be the issue, but an inch?!?!? that seems to be a HUGE amount for simple body mounts...or am I wrong about that?

I'm considering taking to a local guy that is well known for chassis setup to let him check it out.
 

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The rear could the culprit, to high or binding and causing the front to sit low. I know it's a pain, but, how about swapping the front coils from side to side?
 

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The rear could the culprit, to high or binding and causing the front to sit low. I know it's a pain, but, how about swapping the front coils from side to side?
The rear is the problem, it does male the front left sit a bit lower but I'm petty sure the back is the issue. I could've swore that putting in the CalTracs and split mono's would have helped it.
 

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My red Nova in my siggy is the same (front driver side low), but the car was raced hard most of it's life and the rear suspension is showing it's age and wear.
 

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Tire pressure isn't the issue.

This car was bought new by a lady and used as a commuter until I got it..no racing history other than by me.
 

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Have you replaced the subframe bushings?
 

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I haven't replaced those yet. Could they attribute to a 1" difference? That seems to me too much for body bushings alone...
 

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Oh ya, I couldn't get full throttle because mine were so bad, it could also be a rotted bushing mount Novas subframe are known for this too! Wouldn't hurt to check.
 

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Try replacing worn or cracked bushings as stated (might as well do them all for peace of mind), it seems that one may not be a culprit, but it could be a cumulative effort from all of them together.

Also, does the car pull at all, or just lean?
 

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it just leans, it drives straight as an arrow...

I'll try looking at the body bushings later this week. That was my next avenue but I figured it would be impossible for just some body mounts to do that.
 

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I just got a message from the chassis shop. I'll me taking it over there next week to let them check it out and dyno tune it.
 

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I will...I figure it will be better than chasing this issue throwing money at it trying anything I can think of.
 

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You could swap sides with the rear leafs and try that...I ordered new rear springs for my '56 Chevy and it turned out one was arched more than the other. By the way your car sure did turn out nice.:)
Thanks for the compliment on the car! At this point I need to let someone else look at it...I'm kinda frustrated with this one issue. :)
 
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