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  • plee4139
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    Leaning problem solved

    A local body shop solved the problem with my Sky Hawk leaning to the drivers side by using hard rubber wedges between the coils, and making some other adjustments. They also fixed the passenger's side door s o it now closes fully. Thanks everyone for your input

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  • plee4139
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    While that's possible, I don't think so. Ron Wakefield's famous '56 Hawk sits level, and other Hawks I've seen at shows also seem to sit level.
    Originally posted by Nelsen Motorsports View Post
    Maybe it is supposed to be like that. All 70-95 Range Rovers sit crooked.

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  • Nelsen Motorsports
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    Maybe it is supposed to be like that. All 70-95 Range Rovers sit crooked.

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  • (S)
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    Also, were your front coil springs installed with the end of the bottom coil pointed INBOARD and forward AND both exactly the SAME?

    NOT doing that, will definitely cause that.

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  • plee4139
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    Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
    The drivers side shackles are a wee bit longer on coupes and hawks on the drivers side. Perhaps they were switched? Also, there are multiple holes in the front mount for the rear spring ....try a lower hole. Also it the rear u-bolts are not tight, it can lead to a cracked leaf. Make sure the front coils are the same wire diameter (matched set).
    Check tire sizes (some manufacturers vary on the same size). Eat less cheeseburgers.
    Thanks for your input, and as far as the cheeseburgers go, I only weigh 146 lbs. Of course I'm only 4' 8, but that has nothing to do with it!

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  • BobPalma
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    The bolt holding the front of the LR spring to the car's frame may have been installed in the wrong hole. See if it can be installed in a lower set of holes on the frame bracket, in effect raising the car. BP

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  • bezhawk
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    The drivers side shackles are a wee bit longer on coupes and hawks on the drivers side. Perhaps they were switched? Also, there are multiple holes in the front mount for the rear spring ....try a lower hole. Also it the rear u-bolts are not tight, it can lead to a cracked leaf. Make sure the front coils are the same wire diameter (matched set).
    Check tire sizes (some manufacturers vary on the same size). Eat less cheeseburgers.

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  • plee4139
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    Car leans

    My '56 Sky Hawk leans to the driver's side, even though springs & shocks have been replaced. Any ideas?
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