The ole 66 seems to be sitting about an inch lower on the driver side empty than the passenger. Got any tips on remedies. or what to look for?
Who said the chickens had to be alive?JR said:Well I might just try a spacer on the drivers side front. Them dern chickens in the trunk is OK idea but they will not stay on the pass side to even it out.
I like this idea...it should help determine which end has the problemMaxturbo said:You've got me thinking JR. On good flat pavement or garage floor....could you jack up the car at the exact center (rear then front), get the tires JUST off the pavement and look at the opposite end of the car to observe the ride attittute? (to at least try and determine which end of the car has the weak side spring or frame tweak). I've never tried it, but I think it would work, and only take a few minutes if nothing else.
Well I think for the amount of work this one would require I would just change the springs...they really are not that much money and to go to all the work to swap them from side to side "just to see" seems like just changing them out is the easy way to go...JMO here....Besides if these are the original springs and they have not ever been out likely the front eye bolt is seized in the rubber bushing and will require torching or cutting to get the spring out then the "old spring will need new front bushings...if you have to do all of that.....you might as well get new springs while your at it and only do the job once...like I said JMO here...Maxturbo said:Other than that, a lot of work effort here, but...swap the rear spring from side to side to help determine if the rear SPRINGS are the problem.
Bottom line...I'm a cheap and inquisitve SOB and I'd hate to buy new springs only to find out that the OTHER end springs were the problem or I had some frame issue.
It's either that or.... muster the FAT chickens on the starboard side, and maintain the port side chickens at flight quarters at all times.