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Scott's '66 Make It Driveable Build.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Buildflycrash, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Oct 7, 2019
    Buildflycrash

    Buildflycrash Member Sponsor

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    I know. Its the way it ended up with the Rocky Road kit. I followed the instructions but put it all together without the engine or body on the frame. Been hoping the springs would settle in to a better angle. Others have had the same issue. I just need to take the time to move the spring mounts.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2019
    txtoller

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    My front spring mount is a little different than yours. As you can see I have that extra bolt, that should be centered on the on spring mount.
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    May also, want to loosen these bolts and see if it centers itself.
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  3. Oct 7, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    About the same.


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  4. Oct 7, 2019
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member Sponsor

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    The alignment shop didn't say anything about the front springs shackle angle?
     
  5. Oct 21, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    The geometry of the springs and shackles makes small adjustments to the mount location amplified at the end of the shackles.

    One inch at the mount was enough to move the shackles angle about 1.75”.

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  6. Oct 28, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Got the soft top and doors on for the Florida winter. See how it goes may want to add a heater by February.
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  7. Oct 29, 2019
    givemethewillys

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    Jeep looks great, I love the tan top!
     
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