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#130615 Wed Nov 28 2001 08:52 PM
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 149
mallard Offline OP
On my '49 AD do you find the center line with the wheels hanging or sitting on the ground? or dose it matter? the way I did it was got it all level with the wheels hanging from the frame (my jack stands were just under the cab) then I leveled the hub on two lug studs then clamped it in place to keep from moving. Then found the center of the hub. Then I placed a long streight edge across the frame. Then place the level vertically on the mark on the hub got it level and butted the streight edge to the level and clamped the streight edge. Then did the same on the other side and made my marks. I came up with 21 3/16 inches from the longest tip on the frame. the outside end is longer then the inside. I measured from the outside. Did I do this correct??? And is the 21 3/16 about correct???? I read Boyo's info on his and he came up with 20 19/32 inches. Thanks!

"Finish the thing, do it right the first time, and drive the S.O.B.!"

1949 Chevy half ton 3100 In a kazillion pieces
2000 GMC Serria 1500 SL 4x4
#130616 Thu Nov 29 2001 03:54 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 804
Shop Shark
I'll tell you this, I wouldn't mount it in permanent till I had the front sheet metal on and stood back to look at it. I did all the same measuring on mine when I put the clip on. I trial fit the sheet metal and the wheel looked like it was back some. I'm talking VERY little but it looked like crap. I cut loose the clip (it was jsut tacked) and moved it forward about 1/2". It looks great now, and if there is anywhere you want it is forward too much, instead of back too much.

Some times the eye is more important than the measuring tape. grin

1948 Chevy Pickup
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owned since 1974 when I was 15.
#130617 Sun Dec 16 2001 10:53 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 23
I took my center line from the straight axle,I used a small torpedo level and placed the edge of it center of the axle with the top of the level touching the frame above, when the bubble is center make a mark on the top of the frame, this is your center line, if you then use a square with the edge of the square on the frame you can draw your line accros the top of the frame from your mark you made with the level. I did it this way to install my Fatman mustang 2 crossmenber and it came out dead nuts.........looks great......

1972 Chevy Cheyyenne, 1959 Chevy Apache

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