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Mopar Suspension Install Page 4

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Installation By: Roger Mingle

Raise the frame back up & get ready to clean & grind everything we have been cutting.

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Cleaned & ground smooth & back together ready to weld. Notice the centerline mark on the frame. There is another mark 1" forward of this. I like to move the subframe 1" forward as it makes the wheel fit more centered in the fender opening. Notice the C-clamp by the idler arm. The bottom of the frame sits on the rear bisket mount. About 2-1/4" of frame rail above the front bisket mount.

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Start welding it up. I weld all down the inside & then go down the outside. Don't put that steering box on till you are finished welding.

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Might be a little hard to steer.

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Weld everything you can reach.

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Make a 1/4" steel plate to weld inside the rails to make them boxed. Since the sub-frame is now the crossmember you need all the strength you can get. Once done on top weld everything up under. (love those sparks down your ears)

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Ready to grind & clean all the welds. Left that open space because thats the torsion bar adjuster & it needs room to move.

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Sitting on the ground, one low rider coming up.

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This is where the old fruit jar MC was. The Dodge MC bolts right on the stock Ford location with the stock Ford pushrod & pedal assy. Too much freeplay but a different rubber bumper takes care of that. Still has enough travel. Hopefully the longer pedal of the ford will give enough leverage to make the disc brakes work right.

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Installation By: Roger Mingle

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