Okie dokie. I finished up my struts (with the help of theJMFC) over the weekend, and took it in for an alignment this morning. Much to my dismay, the tech said something was wrong. We walked out and took a look. He was under the impression that 1 of 2 problems was present:
1. he felt that we should not be able to see any open air around the upper strut mount... so he thought that a metal plate of some sort was missing.
2. that one of the upper strut mount bearings was possibly mis-aligned.
It sounded to me like he wasn't really sure what he was looking at, but it was far enough out of alignment that he didn't think it could be completed.
Any thoughts? Here are pics I took of both sides. I also looked over the struts that came back out, and I honestly don't see anything that was missed in the process...