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Rear suspension swap question.

I'm putting a Heidt 4 bar suspension in the rear of my 54 chevy p.u. What I need to know is this. I have the frame set up on stands, levelled at the ride height I want. If I block the rear end (Ford 9") at the proper relative height as if the wheels were on, and level that (and center it on the frame), is this the right way to set it up. I would then attach all the new parts to the frame and set the rear end at the proper angle before welding the brackets for the bars and spring mounts to the axle.
I just need to know if this is right and if not what should I do differently. Also if you know a better way, I could use the help.
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Yup you have the basic drill..just measure measure measure to get it right on..I find it helpful to strike a centerline on the floor under the car to have a good reference point..and strike lines at 90 degrees to that centerline to reference the wheelbase...you can do this with a simple plumb bob and pencil..and use a carpenters chalk box to strike the lines..

Measuring off of a frame can get ys in a bit of trouble as sometimes they are not as straight as we would like them to be..

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