snapped a leaf

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  1. mopar505

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    so out screwing around and having some fun and POP...... had no idea what happed but knew it was not good. got her home and did the usuall look under hood, under car , and then walk around.very apparent when i got to back IMG_2632.jpg IMG_2635.jpg of car
     
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    Plymouth 65 Floorable Deplorable

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    Looks like she's sagging on the passenger side a bit. 65'
     
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    Good time to start practicing your leaf spring welding skills...
     
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    A pal did that here in PA in a T/A. It snapped over the top of the front mainspring coil so it could not be seen visually from underneath.
     
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    yup, just a little bit 65. i got a torque strap on the motor so its throwing to the passenger side
     
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    Nope, we got some plans for a suspension up grade.
     
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    Now I see why it was called a Twister Duster
     
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      Damb that exhuast is tight.
       
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        LOL, i actually had custom stripe kit put on that says TWISTED 440. you ain't lying.....
         
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        I'll say, mini tubed with a dana 60, fuel cell dropped. very interesting getting all those bends up and around all that shit out to the bumper.
         
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        Not sure my exhaust guy could pull that off. It has to be hitting somewhere.
         
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        yeah well it is now, passenger leaf is smacking it hard. Oh and i got 2" lowering blocks shoving the axel up in the wells too.
         
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        Probably wouldn't hurt to stop watching so much Dukes of Hazzard! LOL:poke:
         
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          diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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          Nothing a set of Gabriel skyjackers won't cure
           
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            ha, been there done it several times. Getting old and gonna see about making this a driveable straight line car.
             
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            So this whole event is kind of motivational kick in the ass to improve the ride quality and drivability. To sum it up in one statement. My car handles like a SAIL BOAT IN THE ATLANTIC HIGH SEA'S. The car was set up for the 1/4, turn at your own risk. This leaf breaking will be the start of trying to keep the same stance/look but make it much better at handling.
             
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            first thing on the list is to replace the 1990's bias ply sticky mickeys. these have served there purpose and then some.

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            is the front passenger side lower control arm on the bump stop??
             
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            no but noticed the adjusting nut was cranked in a bit more than the drivers. speaking of the LCA
             
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            was wanting to go with a HD front sway bar. looks like i got two different arms under here? what now?

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            so bought the hellwig 5906 sway bar. based on what you guys see here is that the wrong bar? given the fact that i have 2 different LCA'S i am now thinking the hellwig 55917 may be the one i really need?
             
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            So i always wondered why the pass LCA adjuster was cranked in a good bit more than the drivers. Got up in there and can see the bushing is compromised. Probably didn't help the pass rear leaf spring. i can see this is leading to a complete front end rebuild.
             
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            There are different length adjuster screws. I know for a fact that I have 3" and 3-1/2".
            Also some are fine thread and some are coarse thread.
            You definitely have a mix of parts. No telling what you'll find in a 46 year old car.
             
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            BTW nice car! If you decide to repair that spring for now i just removed a newer replacement main spring from an body spring set yesterday, PM me if your interested
             
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              thanks and thats good info to know. for sure with the mix of parts, makes it difficult to figure out what i have and what i am supposed to have ? The FSM comes in handy for that.