taintedspeed wrote:it looks good my only question is what is the original height of of the upper arm in relation to the lower. it looks like he just bolted them to the top of the frame rail. that may be fine if the measurements are right but if they arent it will screw with the geometry and may make it impossible to align. so that is my big question and i will post on the ford sight so we may find out. i like it though. good times
Well, if I am seeing things correctly, it looks pretty hard to mess this up. If you look at the first picture on post #3, you can see that the upper a-arm is held in place by the bolts that go through the frame to the crossmember. And they are slotted to allow for geometry adjustments fore and aft. So I would guess that a simple alignment one the truck was on it's wheels would suffice until a shop could set it perfectly.
My only question about the geometry issue is in regards to caster angle. Since I have not yet looked through every post, nor looked at these items in person yet, I am wondering about caster angle. But by the looks of that upper a-arm adjustability, it may not be much of a factor. This may be addressed in later posts, so I'll update if I see this question brought up. I'm slowly
getting through that long thread. You know, competing commitments.