Sunday, April 29, 2018

Empty Boxes

I have fewer boxes of parts than when I started the weekend.  I have officially begun assembly.

Nothing fancy--just the steering rack and front suspension.  I got the passenger's side done, but the driver's side is vexing me.


I bought a lowering kit to drop the ride height about 1/2" in the front.  Here it is, installed.


The finished product, passenger's side.

Did I mention that the driver's side is vexing me?  Because it is.  For some reason, the kingpin and the damper mount don't line up properly.  The arm appears to be 1/8" forward of the correct position, and I can't bolt it up to the damper with the bushing installed.  I think the answer is that the damper is 1/8" too far back, but I can't find where any accident or other damage would have caused such a misalignment.  I had this problem before, and I "fixed" it by grinding down the kingpin to push it 1/8" back.  I could use that again, but I think the solution is to move the damper arm out 1/8" on its shaft to get the alignment correct.

But that's for another day.  For today, I am happy that I bolted stuff to the car and I found all the parts.  Hooray for me!

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