With the installation complete, all that was left was to set the truck’s ride height, camber, caster, and toe-in. The ride height is ideally set with the wheels and tires mounted and the engine and trans in place so the truck’s full weight is on the suspension. The lower control arms should be horizontal and the distance between the centers of the top and bottom coilover mounting bolts should be close to 12¼ inches. Camber is set by rotating the eccentrics by inserting the supplied tool into the hole on the side of the eccentrics, rotating them until camber is at 0 degrees at ride height. With the set screws in the eccentric housings still loose, caster is adjusted and set by sliding the eccentrics for or aft within the housings. The caster was set to between 1 and 1½ inches positive, making sure both left and right sides were set the same. If/when all is well, the set screws are tightened to lock in the caster and camber settings. Toe-in is then adjusted by adjusting the tie rod ends on the rack-and-pinion steering gear. Toe-in should be set at 1⁄16 inch. And that’s all there is to it. When I did the install on my ’57, the job, start to finish, took me the better part of a Saturday, and as I’ve said many times in the past, if I can do it, anyone can.

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