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Old 02-09-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default frame rail/shock tower dimensions

Hi all, I'm trying to jig up the front frame rail off the car with radiator support and floor supports welded in before I weld it to the car. I can find dimensions for all the above, but can find any for the location of the shock towers. I know I can mount them on the car using a shock tower support, but I'd like to be a bit more accurate.
Anyone have a pic with the dimensions of shock tower from radiator support, or shock tower from floor support or any dimension that I can use off the car?

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Old 02-09-2009, 10:45 PM   #2
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Hi the dimensions from radiator support is 16 1/2 in. i hope this helps you
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:59 AM   #3
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Thanks dude. Helps alot.

You think i should construct the front inner fender off the car while I'm jigging up the frame rails too?
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:05 AM   #4
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Hi weld your frame in then do the inner fender so you can set your fender on to jig it up with. that just the way i would i had a hole that did not line up on mine. so i would jig it with the fender.
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there's some important diagonals for the front clip.

30.72" (plus or minus .06) from the idler arm bracket hole on the inside of the passenger side frame rail to the front UCA hole on the drivers side.

Then 29.85" (plus or minus .06) from the front steering gear mounting hole on the inside of the drivers side frame rail to the front UCA hole on the passenger side.

Oh and 26.42" between the sway bar front bushing mounting bolt centers.

These are right out of a Ford Body Assembly book.
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there's some important diagonals for the front clip.

30.72" (plus or minus .06) from the idler arm bracket hole on the inside of the passenger side frame rail to the front UCA hole on the drivers side.

Then 29.85" (plus or minus .06) from the front steering gear mounting hole on the inside of the drivers side frame rail to the front UCA hole on the passenger side.

Oh and 26.42" between the sway bar front bushing mounting bolt centers.

These are right out of a Ford Body Assembly book.

Thanks for those dude. That should set me up correctly to square up the front frame rails and shock towers which in turn should get me the front inner fenders and radiator support.
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Hi from Dan in Canada, 1st time, hope I do this right, I am just replacing most of the front end on the 69 R code mach 1, I think the front end is a little twisted, it was hit hard in front years ago, do you know of a web site that gives dimensions and measurements, I have the engine out and fenders off, if anyone could measure from shock to shock inside measurement, mine is 31 1/4, or inside shock cap bolts side to side, mine is 29 1/4, if you can't because of the shaker no problems, if you run a tape measure down the drivers side fender inside on top of firewall, does the panels look like a straight line, this car has quite a curve, like 1 inch or more, I tried to bolt a shelby export brace on it before I replace a few panels but its about 1 inch short of bolting togeather, looks like the towers are leaning in, looking down at the towers where the motor mounts bolt, it looks like the drivers side is bent to the front, the definatelly don't look like they are facing each other or match, any help would be great, thanks
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Hi all, I'm trying to jig up the front frame rail off the car with radiator support and floor supports welded in before I weld it to the car. I can find dimensions for all the above, but can find any for the location of the shock towers. I know I can mount them on the car using a shock tower support, but I'd like to be a bit more accurate.
Anyone have a pic with the dimensions of shock tower from radiator support, or shock tower from floor support or any dimension that I can use off the car?

Thanks

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