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Old 10-25-2019, 10:58 PM
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Is my body tweeked or was it made like this?

This has been on my mind for a little while now.

Most other people don't (and probably wont) notice this about my GW, but I can see that it looks like it still sags a bit to the drivers side (in the rear). So I did some investigating.

On a level cement floor I measured from the floor to the Jeep's wheel well opening's. The drivers side sits lower than the passenger side by 1/4". Then, to see if it was spring sag vs body (mount) sag, I measured the height of the frame from the floor.

Here's what's odd, the frame sits higher on the driver's side by about 1/4". So, the problem isn't the spring sagging. Actually, that kind of makes some sense since the air shock on the left is at about double what the one on the right is (to compensate for the heavier load). So, where am I losing half an inch at? The driver's side (if things were perfect) should be up a little higher than the pass. until I let the air shock down some to even things out.

I checked body mounts next. None are sagging and the rear most ones I made are still good. After checking them, I took a crowbar and wedged it between the body and the frame and couldn't get it lifted any higher. Measuring the space (in the wheel well) between the body and the frame, both sides are the same. Looking at the Jeep from the back, both sides look pretty much the same and is straight with the bumper.

The only thing I can figure, is that either the body is tweeked (no signs of a previous major accident) or it was sloppily manufactured and the wheel well heights are off from the factory. Or maybe it could be tweeked from all the rust that it used to have... I don't know, BUT-which is it?

Has anyone else noticed such a thing about their full size jeep?

Measure your Jeeps on a level surface, what do you come up with?
1990 Grand Wagoneer-"The Crapwagon"
AMC 360, TF727, NP229, 3.31gears, 2" lift
Rancho 44044, Rusty's 2" AAL, TFI
...not too rusty anymore
Plenty of patina

The others
1926 Dodge Brothers Business Sedan 212 I4-CRANK START
1987 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series-5.0 AOD (WD)
1987 Dodge Dakota LE 3.9, A999, 3.90 gear (DD)
1994 GMC 'Burban 5.7, 4L60E, NP241, 3.42 gear (DD)
2001 Jeep Cherokee 4.0, AW4, NP231, 3.73 (limbo)
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