BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1965 220SE sedan (finnie) with 450SE conversion, 1964 220SE coupe project, 1966 300SE coupe
Location: Brisbane Australia
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Hmm. The horizontal strut on the rear end only adjusts the position of the rear end across the car, so that assembly is located with the centreline in line with that of the body. The lower rear spring perches can be rotated to one of 3 positions to enable the height to be fine tuned - but why would you have changed them if just renewing components? So just check that nothing was changed there. You can get different thickness rubber pads that go between the springs and the perches - could you have put two thick ones on the left side and two thin ones on the right side, instead of one of each on each side?
As for the front, again you can get different thickness rubbers, so just make sure the correct parts are on both sides.
The springs can have different ratings too - indicated by coloured paint stripes on them - but if you bought them from the CC, they should all be fine? And I can't imagine you getting front and rears mixed up as they are a different diameter? So for the front, with the car on level ground, check if the front subframe looks level relative to the body. That should tell you if the subframe mounts are even on both sides or not. If that relationship is ok, then the change in height between the front sides has to be related to springing or the spring to perch rubbers.
It is all pretty straight forward so why there is a lean is a bit of a mystery to me.
Good luck, Drew