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Fastback68
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posted 03-20-2002 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just been to the alignment shop twice, having replaced the right-hand eccentric bolt. On the old one, the inside of the washer was almost rounded, so maybe someone had the same problem before.
THE PROBLEM: I'm trying to get +1 degree camber. I can get it on the left wheel, but on the right wheel, the best I can get is -0.45 degree.
SOLUTION? The guys in the shop say it's nothing to do with the bent frame, and the bushings all look good, and the spindle is not bent. The best idea they have is that I need to put shims between the upper control arm and the chassis. Does that sound like the best fix?
Thanks all!
Simon

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richard bohm
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posted 03-21-2002 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
have the car checked out by a frame shop. that will cause the problem you have. also bent a-arms will do the same thing. using shims on the 67 and later mustangs is a stopgap measure.

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Fastback68
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posted 03-22-2002 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Richard, that's what I figured. But it scares me, and I haven't found a frame shop yet who can talk to me and soothe my nerves. Are they really good at what they do? Are they specialized in this one job? Can a Honda frame shop fix a Mustang? If anyone's been down this road, I'd sure like to hear from them.

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richard bohm
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posted 03-22-2002 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
look for a shop that specializes in collision work, and has a frame machine.

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