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Old 11-03-2013, 08:51 PM
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Best way to shim 51 f1 cab leaning back

I am restoring a 51 f1 and need some advice on how I should go about making the cab of my truck to sit more even, it is leaning quite a bit toward the back of the cab. The gap between the cab and bed is roughly 1/2 inch at top and 2 inches at bottem. I loosened the bolts of the brackets that hold the cab to the frame, then jacked the cab up off the frame in the back to try and make more level. I got about 1/2 inch gap now between cab and frame and stuck some washers there until I put some type of permanent spacer there. Is this ok to do and what should I use for spacers thanks, Rob.
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You really should either buy new cab arms or rebuild the originals.
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I think we need to see some pictures. The rear of the cab should be suspended on a pair of arms, there is nowhere to put washers or shims. It sounds like your cab may have been modified.
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I looked at your album . Nice truck . You need a service manual and a cab Bushing Kit . Available from one of several vendors listed at the top of the page .
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The rear cab mounts are probably worn out. New mounts are available, or if you are a cheapskate like me you can rebuild them for not too much money.

Here is a link to a thread on it;
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/12...t-rebuild.html

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My cab is sitting on the frame so I am going to replace the rear arms with new ones. How much will this raise the cab off the frame, and is there any other pads, rubber, ect. that I need to purchase, thanks.
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