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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 01, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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I know this has been asked a Zillion times but I must ask again. I have two .610 Dia. alignment pins for the frame and body to spot the assembly. Before the frame came off the pins fit like a glove, no problems. Now as I ready my self for re-assembly I must ask are the pins sufficient for alignment, If not what is this X/Y stuff you fellas have posted before.. What is a sure proof way to get the front close to assembly line spec's.........
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I would think the pins are adequate. But if it still bothers you, I would hang a plumb bob off the center of front spindle, making sure they're straight of course, and run a tape to center of rear hub. When I pull the frame off my 72 here soon, I'm going to make marks underneath on the body, and I'll measure front to rear, it will go back in the same spot when I'm done. No guess work. If the factory put it in wrong the first time, it will go back in wrong, it will be exactly were it was.
I didn't use aligning pins on the frame of the 67 either. We stabbed it, threw a tape around it, and bolted it. The body lined up perfectly. And the tire alignment went well.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 01, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well Stevo
The rear is out but I/m going to go by measurements I took from the back of the frame rail to the outsides of the body seams. This along with the .610 pins should be more than close. If It dog tracks someone going to get a good rear view look at a heck of a paint job. Ha Ha... As always thanks for the input........

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I would think the pins are adequate. But if it still bothers you, I would hang a plumb bob off the center of front spindle, making sure they're straight of course, and run a tape to center of rear hub. When I pull the frame off my 72 here soon, I'm going to make marks underneath on the body, and I'll measure front to rear, it will go back in the same spot when I'm done. No guess work. If the factory put it in wrong the first time, it will go back in wrong, it will be exactly were it was.
I didn't use aligning pins on the frame of the 67 either. We stabbed it, threw a tape around it, and bolted it. The body lined up perfectly. And the tire alignment went well.

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