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Old 08-16-2006, 09:04 AM
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Henry is right, swap leafs.
It is really hard to tell if a frame is tweaked when there is a bunch of weight on it.
If I am looking to see if a frame is tweaked I put the front of the frame on 2 jackstands, and the rear on 1 in the exact center. That way the weight of the frame is not influencing the way it settles on the jackstands. Then put a level on it. I usually don't worry too much about anything less than 1/2" out on a truck frame when it is bare. Those f100 frames twist and rack a bunch when you are driving anyway.

If you want to see if it is diamond shaped, do the plumb bob thing as suggested ,or just measure from corner to corner.
I have yet to see one that is within 1/4"

Make it so it sits level when the suspension is loaded, and drive it.

If it is way out then it's the frame shop.
Later, mikey
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