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  1. TopDad
    Aug 23rd, 17 08:26 AM
    The passenger side leaf spring pocket in my 67 Nova SS appears to have been hit and pushed up into the frame about 1/2" and 3/4" to the rear. An inspection showed the bracket had slid beyond the button bolts inside and the inner frame shows a small wrinkle. The rear end tracking is off about 5/8" or so. I was told that was nothing to worry about because the tolerance on those old cars were crazy back in the 60's. I however see dog tracking as dog tracking in the 60's or 2020's. This is my first restoration but I raced Top Sportsman or 10 years nationwide and rear tracking or +/- .50 is not something you'd live with. This theory seems like a bunch of whoooeee to me. I did see a surprisingly large tolerance range in the assembly manual but accepting any rear tracking? Two questions, 1st, is there any truth to this "stop worrying about the tolerances so much in a 50 year old car" and 2, can anyone tell me where I can get a new leaf spring front saddle bracket? Thnx Todd

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