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front end alignment for 79 t-bird Heidts front sus

I'm told that I have a 1979 T-Bird suspension that I purchased from JPL street rods back east. can anyone tell me what the alignment specs are, and can any front end business complete this adjustment??? I live in Sac Ca and most everyone keeps telling me they don't have the specs HELP !!!

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Hi , I called Jpl street rods back east and they said to just use the mustang 2 front end specs which are .5 pos camber, 1 deg pos caster 1/8" toe in. Now all I have to do is find someone to take this job on!!!!
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You need to tell them to ignore what it's in. Pretend it's a 78 Mustang and align it....with a smile.

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very easy to set it right at home... Most shop's can't see past there nose when it comes to setting a after market front end...Everything is from the computer now... I just set up a height's front end on a Nova I'm doing and the owner said he wanted to get a front end alignment,,, Once he took the car down the road at 75 mph He called me and said he wasn't even going to get it checked...He said he let the wheel go at 75 and just sat back and let the car drive him.... Like I said.. It's not hard to do yourself and have it dead on... You can find a shop that will know what to do,, But they are far and few that will.. Good Luck with your car...
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Then too, a lot of shops wouldn't touch anything "non-stock" for liability issues. Imagine the sh%t-storm aftermath of someone crashing their rod after leaving the alignment shop, drooling lawyers would be lining up for that. I bought a caster/camber gauge from Speedway (~$130) and do all my own work now...

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