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    Model A body lean

    I just bought a 31 Model A pickup with a transverse front spring and straight axle. The body leans to the passenger side noticably. The body of course pivots on the middle of the front spring. What's the easiest way to level the front of the body up? Any body experience this?
    Jackie

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    Are all your pivot points freed up and move easily ? Nothing rusted and/or bound up ?
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    Most times it's the rear transverse spring that causes the lean. And comes from a weak side to a spring or slightly bent cross member the spring attaches to. Probably comes from an overload and a few bottom outs.

    Two ways to fix this. New spring and straighten cross member or a wedge, driven under the low side of spring mount. Loosen bolts drive wedge in and tighten. This is how we used to put wedge in them things for oval dirt track racing back in the day. A little bit goes a long way.
    The older I get the less i know for sure Dennis


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