This side took three shims to get the king pin flush with the bottom of the steering knuckle. I has a number of shims available which made mixing and matching no problem. Otherwise I would have had to purchase a good selection to be sure I had the right combination to bring the bottom of the steering knuckle flush with the king pin ridge.
You may have noticed the jaw protectors on my vise. I have found these to be very useful and use them often. Again I picked them up from Lee Valley tools. Any shop selling woodworking tools should have these in stock.
The service manual tells you to use a specific tool to put the lower bearings into the steering knuckle which allows the correct depth to take the lower gasket. Without the tool I just set the bearing in enough to allow room for the gasket – but not too much.
Next it is time to try to fit the upper and lower outers to the A arms.