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I attached some pictures. I removed a spacer from between the springs and axle housing that I found ONLY on the drivers side last week. There was no spacer on the passenger side. I put OEM spec shock mounts under my car so I could put the anti-sway bar back on and noticed the shock mount was rubbing the bottom of the wheel, but only on the drivers side. I looked then and noticed the spacer. I'm at a loss for why that spacer was there. I know it was to level the car, because now there's over an inch difference in height. But why? What would cause it? Would it have been done at the factory?
 

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In your pictures the driver side spring looks to have more arch then the passenger side. You could have a broken leaf on the passenger side or maybe one of the spring packs was replaced, or something like that.. The passenger side spring looks to be flatter if not a somewhat inverted curve from the axle to the forward perch.
 

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In your pictures the driver side spring looks to have more arch then the passenger side. You could have a broken leaf on the passenger side or maybe one of the spring packs was replaced, or something like that.. The passenger side spring looks to be flatter if not a somewhat inverted curve from the axle to the forward perch.
I see that now. Wow. Looks like we're buying new springs. I wonder how that would happen. Could a jack do that or would you think impact?

Thanks!
 

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Big one for that is old traction bars that were too short and instead of pushing on the spring eye just pushed on the spring itself.
 

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Where would be a good resource for new ones? I like the stance on the passenger side, but I'm not sure how much it has lowered over the years. The fender sits over the tire just right. I wonder if I should do a slightly lower set. Maybe a 4 leaf?
 

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You can source out new replacements but thing to find some that sit the way you want may not be as easy as ordering a set of 2 inch drop leafs.. I have a spring shop near by that can re arch, de-arch, or rebuild yours, or build a set from scratch.. You can spec the ride height and spring rate..

I had a set of mono leaf springs de-arched 2 inch’s for my 64..
 

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You can source out new replacements but thing to find some that sit the way you want may not be as easy as ordering a set of 2 inch drop leafs.. I have a spring shop near by that can re arch, de-arch, or rebuild yours, or build a set from scratch.. You can spec the ride height and spring rate..

I had a set of mono leaf springs de-arched 2 inch’s for my 64..[/QUOTE

I found a local spring shop. He said he'd level it up for $85. I think I'll go that route.

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If you want a spring that sits a little lower and sits just right, Hotchkis 1 1-1/2 dropped rear springs are a nice spring. I run them on my 71 with a 2 inch drop in the front.
 

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I also have Global West control arms, so it might be slightly more than a 2 inch front drop, but you can see how it sits.
 

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If you want a spring that sits a little lower and sits just right, Hotchkis 1 1-1/2 dropped rear springs are a nice spring. I run them on my 71 with a 2 inch drop in the front.
I like it. Thanks. I'm headed to a spring shop in August. If he can't get it level, I'll be buying new.
 

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Springs on my 73 were flat and needed replaced. My mechanic has a place in Ft Wayne that made me a custom set that was actually less expensive than of the shelf.
 

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New Front and Rear Springs

I installed new front springs and had it aligned after the leaf spring guy told me it wasn't the rear. It still had a lean, so I bought new rear leafs and installed them. It no longer leans, but my rear sway bar won't fit anymore. Really confused on that one.

This might be a dumb question. I wondered if the rear springs were a left/right thing and maybe I installed them on the wrong sides? I've heard of other vehicles being that way.
 

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This might be a dumb question. I wondered if the rear springs were a left/right thing and maybe I installed them on the wrong sides? I've heard of other vehicles being that way.
I don't think that's it. As far as your sway bar it's probably taken a set in the wonky position.
 
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