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I got tired of struggling to hold straightedges against my wheels while setting toe so I built a couple of tools.

With the counterweight on the bottom, it stays level when the wheels are turned to the sides or if the car is rolled.  The uprights allow me to measure toe without the body interfering.

Seems to work pretty well.

Made it easier anyway.IMG_20170304_141118580.jpg



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Nice. Do you have a way to lock the steering straight? 



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Cliff

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Not yet. I'm planning on making a rod to lock the steering levers together. Or perhaps some pins that lock the spindles directly.

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I use these "plates" made from 3/4 inch furniture grade plywood and two measuring tapes. Just set them up against the tires on any level surface and read the tape rulers. If I'm working alone I usually wrap some masking tape around the plates and tires to hold them in place. These are easy to make and I made them from scrap plywood, so there was no cost except a few minutes labor.



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Those are a good idea too meangreen. It never occurred to me to check toe underneath the car. Seems obvious now...

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