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Old 03-01-2012, 11:10 PM
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First time installed MII. Some advice needed.

I have read on this site about the extreme importance of measuring absolutely everything when installed a MII front suspension.

I have a '37 Chevrolet 4 door and have ordered the Chassis Engineering Mustang II front suspension, which is a bolt in.

I can understand making sure the crossmember is positioned correctly to make the wheel sit center of the wheel well, but I don't understand what other measurements would be made. I'm afraid there is more I don't understand and I may really mess up this installation.

Could anyone give me some advice on this installation?


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It will probably be covered in your instructions, especially since it's a bolt in, but establishing a reference point on your frame behind where the mods take place is very important, I think. Then you can take accurate straight and cross measurments before(so you know how square the frame is) and after( to make sure it stays square) If removing the front crossmember is required, most people would recommend welding or bolting in a cross brace on the frame to maintain straight and square.(this can also serve as your measuring reference) It's not as critical on a bolt in since you avoid the heat of welding. Welding can make frames do crazy stuff if you're not carefull. Also, get a magnetic angle finder and use a good level to insure it's all level on jack stands, or such, before you start. Use the angle gauge often on each side of the frame before and after you drill/bolt, to make sure everything stays square/parallel. It's also a good cross check on your level. You CAN'T measure too much.
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