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Twisted frame???

My truck since I bought it has had a lean to the passenger side, originally thought it was leaf springs and I wanted to level out the truck so I replaced the springs, come to find out that was not the problem, truck still leaned, so I pulled passenger side springs again and put a half inch spacer underneath the springs, this helped tremendously, taking the sag from an inch to a half inch.... Next I checked body mounts and from what I can tell they look and measure all about the same give or take 1/8" but none was collapsed...Just seeing if anybody had any other ideas or not, I'm beginning to believe it's a twisted frame, but wanted some other opinions... Thanks in advance

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Anybody have any other ideas?

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Passenger rear body mount. VERY common to sag right out

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Passenger rear body mount. VERY common to sag right out

I'll check them all out again, all the body mounts measured very close, I'll check it again, thanks a lot!! Good lookin truck btw

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Has to be a Ford thing. Every truck I have owned leaned to one side or another. Always have problems with the leafs, many cracked, I just go out and get helper springs or add a leafs, usually mostly levels out the truck, same with the front, I put a couple of long springs in the front and back and as ugly as the truck sat, it now sits pretty good. Never heard of a truck with a twisted frame unless something major happened like a bad wreck or the truck somehow got racked by some position it was in.
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Has to be a Ford thing. Every truck I have owned leaned to one side or another. Always have problems with the leafs, many cracked, I just go out and get helper springs or add a leafs, usually mostly levels out the truck, same with the front, I put a couple of long springs in the front and back and as ugly as the truck sat, it now sits pretty good. Never heard of a truck with a twisted frame unless something major happened like a bad wreck or the truck somehow got racked by some position it was in.

Thanks for the reply, that's the bad thing about my truck, original owner reported it stolen... He turned out to be the thief had it painted and tore all the id stickers off the door jamb and ripped the vin plate off, so no car fax for me haha, for all I know it's been wrecked but I'll never know, I'll replace the body mounts next, how bad is that job?

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I'll check them all out again, all the body mounts measured very close, I'll check it again, thanks a lot!! Good lookin truck btw
Don't even bother "checking" it, just REPLACE them. They are 15-20 years old, they are SHOT

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Don't even bother "checking" it, just REPLACE them. They are 15-20 years old, they are SHOT

How big of job is it to replace?

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Yes truck was re-issued a Georgia state vin number when it was found

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