hmm do elaborate, where and how much? i have never needed an alignment on my fairlane even with the front end work ive done.If you are doing one you should do both IMO.You set the camber on the lower control arms.They make a camber eccentric eliminator kit that locks the camber in so it doesn't move around when you hit potholes or other things.I have an eliminator kit on my wagon.My alignment shop hated setting it up but thought it was great otherwise.
Global West sells them. I'm sure others do as well. They have square plates with 3 holes instead of the eccentrics.hmm do elaborate, where and how much? i have never needed an alignment on my fairlane even with the front end work ive done.
Thanks for that. The reason I removed the control arm bolt was because I was going by the 1974 Ford shop manual for my car. (see attached pic). I followed their instructons for removing the front spring. Of course now after being aggravated with the damn thing, the lower ball joint would be a better option.'74 completely different from a '67! You should NOT have removed the control arm to change springs. You should have separated the ball joint and swung the lower control arm out of the way. Unfortunately, should da'/could da' isn't helping you get the front end back together. I would separate the ball joint so you can re-install the lower control arm bushing bolts. Now you will have the leverage of the control arm to push the spring back into place and re-install the ball joint nut.
I see where you're coming from but I've taken my car to 3 shops and no one wants to touch the damn thing. I bought a mess and nobody has old cars around here (15 minutes outside Manhattan in Jersey). The instructions looked pretty clear and I did have the right tools (not sure why you mentioned that). I had a jack, spring compressor and torque wrench and everything else required to what the instructions required. What I lack is the experience but that was kind of the whole point of buying my 1st classic car to work on. To learn by doing. In this case, I was willing to pay an expert. No one wanted to take it so here I am.I am very concerned how many people are dismantling front suspensions without tools, help, or knowledge. Someone is going to get their head taken off!!