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Old 11-08-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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Rear end a little funny

I noticed just by chance yesterday that when I look at the rear of my 95 gt the driver side rear wheel sticks out farther than the pass side. It almost looks like the drivers side has a spacer on the wheel. If I had to guess I would say it's a 1-2 inch difference between the 2. What could cause this? I looked at the diff & it is centered on the car. I checked the rims thinking maybe they had different offsets but they are the same & no wheel spacer. It almost looks like the axle is shifted to 1 side but it's not. Any help would be awesome. Thanks.
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Could the car have been hit on one side and not the other? Also try swapping the wheels from side to side. Thinking one side has been hit though. Try tapping lightly with a ring. Bondo or filler will sound dull sheet metal will not. *interested*
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I will check that out. But to look at the car it doesn't look like it, how could that throw it off that much & if thats the case how can I correct it?
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Yeah so it my wife's and it's filled with alot of filler
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I don't even know if this is.possible but could someone have used the wrong axle on one side? You could find center of rear end and then measure to the tires .

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Also if you take the tires off does the hub stick out the same?
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I don't even know if this is.possible but could someone have used the wrong axle on one side? You could find center of rear end and then measure to the tires .

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Also if you take the tires off does the hub stick out the same?
This plus swapping the rims from side to side will help you figure out if the body or the axle or rim is the issue. If the body is the issue I have no idea how to correct it.
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This plus swapping the rims from side to side will help you figure out if the body or the axle or rim is the issue. If the body is the issue I have no idea how to correct it.
Agreed.if all the body lines line up the adjusting fenders or what not will only complicate things.this is a tuff one!
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Maybe someone replaced a body panel and it sticks out farther or not as mutch
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Re: Rear end a little funny

Just measure the backspacing on each wheel and you won't have to remove them to see if one is deeper than the other.

Also check to be sure your C-Clip hasn't came off of that axle and it's slowly coming out of the rear end.
Just lift that side of the car, make sure it us safely supported and then pull outward on the wheel to see if the axle/wheel comes out any farther.
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So I finally took the time to really check things out. I looked in the trunk behind the carpeting & can see that there was damage to the quarter panel. On the outside there is bondo on the outside so I'm thinking that when it was fixed the quarter wasn't pulled out far enough. So now my next question is how am I gonna fix it? I'm not sure if I will be able to pull it out out go to the junk yard & cut a quarter section out & weld it in. I'll be sure to keep you all updated & any suggestions would be appreciated.
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So I finally took the time to really check things out. I looked in the trunk behind the carpeting & can see that there was damage to the quarter panel. On the outside there is bondo on the outside so I'm thinking that when it was fixed the quarter wasn't pulled out far enough. So now my next question is how am I gonna fix it? I'm not sure if I will be able to pull it out out go to the junk yard & cut a quarter section out & weld it in. I'll be sure to keep you all updated & any suggestions would be appreciated.
I would go to the local junk yard and try to find a new panel.if there is that much Bondo in it its probably not worth messing with.
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I would go to the local junk yard and try to find a new panel.if there is that much Bondo in it its probably not worth messing with.

+1 Too much bondo and you will never get it to stop cracking and causing problems.
I don't know where you are located, but my younger brother has a DS 1/4 panel for a 95 Mustang in MO. I can put you in touch with him if you are interested, just PM me.
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So I'm gonna start looking for a quarter panel, where should I cut back by the door or just where its dented. should I replace the while panel or just the section thats damaged.
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So I'm gonna start looking for a quarter panel, where should I cut back by the door or just where its dented. should I replace the while panel or just the section thats damaged.
That really depends upon the amount of damage you have, but from what it sounds like you may need the whole panel to get everything relocated back to its proper place.

You should remove it from exactly where the factory fastened it on.
A spotweld cutter (drill bit) and a chisel should serve to remove it.
You only drill through the old quarter panel, leaving the car's attaching points intact. Then you just grind down the leftover bits and your replacement panel attaches back onto the car in all the proper places with minimal panel warpage.
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