in the August 1968 issue of Ford's 'Shop Tips' magazine
Truck Equipment Installation
Equipment used for
front wheel alignment inspection must be accurate. If portable equipment
is used, perform all inspection operations on a level floor.
In checking wheel
alignment of F-100, F-250 and F-350 (4 x 2) trucks, place a 4-inch
spacer block between both frame side rails and I-beams (top right). A 3½-inch
spacer block is used on F-100 (4 x 4) trucks between the side rails and
front wheel drive axle (bottom right).
Drive the vehicle in a straight line to establish the straight-ahead
position of the front wheels. Mark the steering column and steering hub
with chalk to show the straight ahead position.
adjust the steering wheel spoke position at this time.
If the front
wheels are turned at any time during the inspection, align the chalk
marks to bring the wheels back to the straight ahead position.
Install the wheel alignment equipment on the vehicle. Regardless of
equipment used, be sure to follow the installation and inspection
instructions provided by the equipment manufacturer.