Hello everyone, i'm posting here a copy of what i posted on another mopar forum. I just can't seem to find someone who experienced this. ???
Well, here it goes :
Got a problem on my dart '67.
Let's begin from the start : i found someday that the right tire is slightly touching the quarter panel. I guess it was like this when i bought it a few months ago because i didn't do anything and the car isn't rolling yet so...
I thought it was because of the big tires on it (215/75 R15) but of course it wasn't because the left tire wasn't touching it's quarter panel and there was even a few inches of room!
So i decided to put it all apart...
Yesterday i started loosening the rear end (rusted bolts...) and i found out both my leaf springs are like bent to the right. This just makes sense since my right tire is too close to the quarter panel...
What could make this happen?!
Also a few other questions : on my flexible brakeline that goes to the rear axle, what should i loosen first? The big nut on the flexible or the small nut on the rigid one?
I also don't really know how to make my rearend "fall apart", i loosened the shackle bolts at the rear, the shock mounts on the leaf springs, the front mount (both the big nut in the leaf eye and the four nuts of the mounts). Should i try to pull the whole thing in order to make the front mount come off?
One last thing : my car is actually on axle stands at the rear, i'm a bit unsecure about it, can it stays a few days like this whithout bending the frame?
By the way, my left subframe (just in front of the leaf spring) is a bit crushed "to the inside" as if someone tried to lift the whole car on this point. Can it be a problem for the whole structure or is it just common?
Thanks a lot for your help and reading this novel i wrote...!
P.S : i have another question : are the shims to correct the pinion angle bolted into place? I mean can i just remove the leafs from the rearend
and put it back without messing this angle? Newbie question i guess!
EDIT : i've got a 7"1/4 behind a... slant six... Sorry, not really big blocks... :-[