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Old 10-18-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Caster shims for 1962 S80 with 5in shackles

I have a stock 1962 Scout 80. It has the standard Dana 27 front axle and a 4cyl 152, 3 speed manual and twin stick transfer case.

I plan on putting on installing 5 in shackles and adding a leaf all the way around.

Is there a particular a caster shim that will work with this addition, or do I need to wait until I do the work, then measure and order the shims.

Any ideas?
1969 Scout 800A AKA: City Scout
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Reverse Shackle, Chevy 4.3 Ltr, B&M 700R4, Dana 300, Dana 30 & Dana 44

1974 Scout II

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Old 10-19-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Caster shims for 1962 S80 with 5in shackles

For a Scout 80/800, I use 5" CPT shackles along with six degree spring shims. The pinion angle will work out just fine and steering response will be hugely enhanced (most especially "return to center").

I also use the spring shims made for the Scout II spring width, then I drill those for the Scout 80 spring width and use a new spring center bolt to mount the actual shim with the thick face pointed forward.
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