Lean on the left rear
Not sure if this goes in "Suspension" or "Body" but here goes....
'64 Impala wagon. The left, rear corner seems to be sagging. I bought new coil springs and shocks for the rear. Last night I jacked it up and set it down on jackstands placed just ahead of where the rear trailing arms attach to the frame. I got out from underneath it and the sag was still there while it was sitting on the jackstands, completely off the suspension in the back. I measured the jackstands and they were both 14" tall. From the ground to the wheel opening is 30" on the right, 28.5" on the left. I'm thinking something is messed up with either the frame or body mounts. The rear bumper is even across the tailgate. Since it's attached to the frame, I figure it has to be in the frame.
My dad doesn't believe it - he says I have to get it up off the front suspension, too, to be sure. Over the weekend, however, I the front up on jackstands and the front appears to be even. My great uncle bought the car new and it's never been in an accident that would have tweaked the frame. Do these things get bent out of shape over time? Is there something else I could be looking at?
I didn't bother putting the springs in. I probably will, but I didn't get to it last night.