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Old 01-08-2020, 03:15 PM
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So I need to remove the old camber kit, as it was frozen in place. The only way I got the camber to set was to shim the spring before.
Took some doing, but got it out, and the new one in. My front end man gave me this one, said I dont need the adjustable one. We'll see.
Camber will kick the tire out at the top with this kit








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Old 01-08-2020, 03:18 PM
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Next step, squeeze out the ball joints, and back in. Then put back on the truck.

Tomorrow will be rebuilding the axle,and repack wheel bearings. Then front brake caliper and pads.
Then over to the fun side, where the axle dont just slide out.





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Is camber an issue with this generation? I had to put shims on my new '79 to keep it from wearing the tires.
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This truck hit a tree pretty good when I bought it. Then there was the fact it was a plow truck for a while. It still has the air bags in the springs, you can see them in the pictures.

The 79 you have is a straight axle, if I remember right, first year for ball joints.
This truck is ttd, which really is nothing more than formed sheet metal.
Bends easy.
Another thing needing replaced is the center swing bushings, that may change camber a bit too when I replace them.

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Waiting on parts still, so went into the gingerbread
Not finished yet. I had to stop, as my Momma is real sick, and we are taking some time with her

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