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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 14, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Can I remove these shims?

These shims are causing my upper A arm to interfere with my headers. Seems like if I remove them it will give me more camber? Help please....I dont want to use the grinder. I have correct frame/engine/tranny crossmember. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 14, 11:30 AM
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Re: Can I remove these shims?

If u had a big pile of them.. I would suggest getting a re alignment from scratch.....but u dont and with what is there , which is normal.. it looks like the alignment has been done from scratch
So No u cant remove them without effecting the3 alignment caster and camber seriously.
Check the engine mounts and the perches... but changing those u will then run into issues with alignment of fan in the shroud
If those are ok and what ?I think is the case, is u have the wrong headers.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 14, 11:32 AM
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Re: Can I remove these shims?

If you remove them you will lose camber, the top of the tire will start to lean out from the car. What headers? Never seen a header hit the control arm before. The bolt maybe, but not the arm.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 14, 11:36 AM
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Re: Can I remove these shims?

I'm thinking you're meaning the A-arm bolt. I had the same problem on a BB 67 so I trimmed off a few threads of the bolt and it clears by 1/8" now. Just don't cut too much off so that there's no room for adjustment later on.

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