Parts and Tools Required
- Template (.pdf format)
- Jack, jackstands, lug wrench
- 1/2″ socket for shock absorbers
- Spring compressor
- 3/4″ wrench for control-arm mounting nuts
- 1/2″ drill with a 17/32″ bit plus smaller bits for starting holes
- center punch
- Jack car, remove front wheels and front shock absorbers.
- Compress spring and remove.
- Support lower control arm and brake assembly on a jackstand.
- Unbolt control arm bolts from the inside of the engine compartment. For ’64 – 66 years, save alignment shims and remember their original location.
- Move the upper control arm, rotor, and spindle to one side. Support brake lines.
- Bolt the template to the existing holes.
- Mark new holes with a center punch.
- Drill new holes. Start with a small bit, 1/4″, and work up to 17/32″.
- Install upper control arms in new holes. For 1964-66, use the alignment shims in the same original positions. Remove an even thickness, about 1/8″ to 1/4″, of shims for each position to compensate for the increased positive camber.
- Reassemble suspension.
- Align front suspension to the following specifications:
Caster 2 degrees positive Camber 0 to 1/2 degree negative for street for racing and open track up to 3 degrees negative camber Toe-in 1/8"
Template courtesy of the Shelby American Automobile Club and Mustang Performance and Handling Guide, 1964-85, by Peter C. Sessler.