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Another, much cheaper solution, is to use longer bolts to attach the controll arm cross shafts to the frame. I just can't see dropping $80 or so for fancy Moog offset cross shafts when $4.00 worth of grade 8 bolts works just as well on my small block '68 Camino.
Of course, there are some drawbacks: The original bolts have a knurled section where they press through the frame bracket. That keeps them from turning when the shim packs are adjusted during alignments.
It takes a pile o' shims to align the tall spindle conversions when you use the original style controll arms, and if you have a big block (especially Oldsmobile, I'm told) you may have some clearance problems. I can't imagine having problems getting camber and caster adjusted properly, provided you have room for all the shims needed.
[This message has been edited by Schurkey (edited 01-03-2001).]