GETTING IT ALIGNED
20 Once the truck was back on the ground, our first step was to get it aligned. Trend Auto Repair is located in the same business complex as we are, and the crew quickly got the truck on the alignment rack and set up the camber, caster and toe.
21 The toe was adjusted using the new billet aluminum adjusters.
22 The camber and caster were adjusted on the upper control arm, and shims were installed to set the suspension within the acceptable range.
Using the alignment machine, small adjustments were made and the camber, caster and toe were secured. Now the truck will drive straight down the road and handle much better.
The last order of business was greasing all of the moving parts to ensure long life. Afterwards, the truck cornered like a brandnew pickup. Upgrading the old steering is a must when working on these old trucks.