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I urge everyone to follow the Shop Manual. These are not my ideas. The same techniques held true in many prior years with all Ford car lines. - Dave
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Shim location towards the front on my 1960 Bird. Like Dave said.. You do not want the A arm to slide around on lower pivots. The shims were there to stop that and yes the location of A arm will affect castor and the best way to gain castor is the lower A arm location. How the lower bushings were pressed in A arm will affect shims & A arm location between cross members. Just a note do not tighten any pivots until chassis is settled in with its normal weight & ride height.
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great pic now i am ready to get to work.... Question can you post a pick of the rear ? and how do i move the arm? dose the entire assembley have to be revoved ? 1 -12 pack or 2?
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I urge everyone to follow the Shop Manual. These are not my ideas. The same techniques held true in many prior years with all Ford car lines. - Dave
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great pic now i am ready to get to work.... Question can you post a pick of the rear ? and how do i move the arm? dose the entire assembley have to be revoved ? 1 -12 pack or 2?
Suspension work is bull-work and it appears you didn't read my post. The springs store enough energy to hold up the front of your vehicle.
If you have problems following the Shop Manual, hire this work out and have it done by an experienced mechanic. This is potentially very dangerous work. - Dave
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Please read the factory repair manual... per Dave's instructions. Ford recommended shims to the front on the lower A arm. You need to remove coil spring first. If you are not experienced with this procedure you need to follow instructions exactly... For Your Own Safety.... You than can see if any shims need to be added / subtracted. No for or aft movement of the lower A arm when fit between cross members. You want to be able to move the arm up / down with minimal resistance. Remember Ford installed shims to the front. Do not torque down bolts until car is loaded & at normal ride height.
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