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Old 03-20-2008, 12:12 PM
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Stephen, that stick & screw method is genious.. I'm going to do that one next time. I'm often amazed at the stuff you know... and here I was thinking I wouldn't learn something today.
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Some great ideas people! I'll give it shot this weekend and hope that I don't screw anything up..........
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I've always used two long straight edges. Bungie cord them to the outside of the wheel parallel to the ground. They need to be longer than the diameter of the tire! Measure the distance between the rear and the front lines and adjust accordingly. At this distance of separation you want about 1/8" difference.
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Uncle Ben's bungee corded straight edges on the tires do the same thing as the toe plates (as long as you don't have bodywork in the way.)
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When your talking about separation and distance. I'm assuming your meaning the distance apart from the front of the tires, from the distance between the back of tires?
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When your talking about separation and distance. I'm assuming your meaning the distance apart from the front of the tires, from the distance between the back of tires?
A-B= 1/4" or so..
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Why not just measure from the same spot inside the front of the tire, and do the back side at the same location?
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Why not just measure from the same spot inside the front of the tire, and do the back side at the same location?

Radial tires often have wavy sidewalls so the best thing is off the bead seat of the rim (great tool Rude Boy!) of make sure you have a good average cross section (thus the straight edge).
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Some great ideas people! I'll give it shot this weekend and hope that I don't screw anything up..........
If you don't get it figured out I know that Evergreen Automotive in Evergreen (duh) has a nice alignment rack and they work on more than the average vehicle. 303-674-0214. They will definitely be able to figure out a crossover setup .
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Here's how I drew my lines:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjoXHN2-PRM

Not perfectly accurate, but fairly so, and I was happy with the outcome.

Read more about my 78 FJ40 rebuild here:

http://78landcruiser.blogspot.com/
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