I-beam, which foot forward?

baja stu

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So I'm building a 1966 F100 and I'm mocking up my beams and I'm unsure about which beam goes in front of the other. (Stock) has the passenger side forward for the rear steer setup. I've seen it mostly with the driver-side forward but after looking at a few older trucks (66-74) it's either or. The only real reason I can see to put the passenger side forward is to clear the cross member under the engine on the 66-74 frame. Just like the Method 74 truck.

FYI I have Threat king-pin beams with swinger steering. I can space out the steering to work with either beam forward.

What's the consensus ?

My Truck
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Method 74
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Mark Newhan

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The stock beams are manufactured in a manner so that when they are installed one end sweeps forward and one back so that the king pin centerlines are in the same spot with respect to wheel base. Make sure the beams you are using are built with this in mind.

If they were manufactured to be mounted the way they are installed on you truck, you will be fine. I have built beams both ways.
 
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