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Spring perch, where to weld?

We completed the rear spring over and are starting the front today.
Question #1, what is everyone doing about front spring perch placement? Are you welding the new perches paralell with the old perches and them shimming for camber? or Welding the perches with angle for the camber? Or a combo of both, weld some angle & shim to correct?
This is a straight SOA on a 73'Commando with new stock height Alcans. From reading the search here and talking with others: the stock angle is 4 degress and I should need about 12 degress when I'm done. Right?
Question #2, M.O.R.E. wants $70 for the longer front brake lines (stainless). Seems a bit high to me and for my budget. NAPA store dude didn't want to help. I know I've seen someone post the part number they used but I can't find them now.

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Re: Spring perch, where to weld?

Here is a post for CJ lines but they would be for disc brakes not sure if thats what you need.

If the dude at Napa doesn't want to help just figure out what threads are needed on each end and the lengh you need and ask him if you can look through the book yourself. The book usually has pic's and the spec's listed.
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Re: Spring perch, where to weld?

Your better off welding the perches for the correct caster ( not camber), to eliminate the need for shim`s.
Remember also that you need to have the right angle for your differential, and unless you`ve cut your axle
yokes and rotated them, you may need to find a middle ground for both angles.
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