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Old 07-15-2020, 09:38 AM   #1
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Default 50 Ford Caster and Camber bushing tools 3089-N, 3046-N

Hi,
I am working on a 1950 custom convertible and I need to find alignment tools to use on the bushings. I need a 3089-N wrench lower caster and I also need a 3046-N upper camber wrench. Wondering if anyone knows where I can purchase one of each. I am going to fabricate some if I cant find any but i would prefer to buy correct tool.
I live in Missouri.

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Old 07-15-2020, 08:05 PM   #2
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They are not hard to make, pretty simple job.
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Old 07-16-2020, 02:27 PM   #3
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I guess that's what I will do this weekend. Just finishing up a rewire and 12 volt conversion. Going through everything to get it road worthy. Been a fun project
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: 50 Ford Caster and Camber bushing tools 3089-N, 3046-N

I know this is an old thread but I have not been able to find the wrench size needed to fabricate the above mentioned tools. Could anyone provide sizes and any suggestions regarding these tools? Also can the adjustments be made with regular wrenches ,without the necessity of making the replica wrenches?
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Old 11-22-2021, 12:29 PM   #5
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Default Re: 50 Ford Caster and Camber bushing tools 3089-N, 3046-N

It was a long time ago, but i recall complete disassembly, and reassembly without any special tools. There is nothing delicate about a shoebox front suspension.
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When the brake/backer plate is not installed it is simple to disassemble and assemble but when the backer is installed the tooling is used to make adjustments.
Made my own tooling out of 1/4" steel plate.
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Default Re: 50 Ford Caster and Camber bushing tools 3089-N, 3046-N

A person may be able to find a crow foot wrench thin enough to fit.
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Old 11-24-2021, 05:04 PM   #8
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That's a great suggestion. It can be made thin enough if necessary. Thanks
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BTW, would anyone know what size wrench(s) is/ are necessary for adjusting the upper and lower eccentric bushings? I don't have current access to measure them myself. Thanks for any additional help.
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Old 12-04-2021, 12:58 PM   #10
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BTW, would anyone know what size wrench(s) is/ are necessary for adjusting the upper and lower eccentric bushings? I don't have current access to measure them myself. Thanks for any additional help.
My uppers measure about 1.3"
The lowers are about 1.2"

Of course, YMMV.

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A person may be able to find a crow foot wrench thin enough to fit.
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For those interested, '49-'51 Mercury, both are (1 5/16) hex.
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