or crappy ear machining on knuckle, or even more likely the knuckle was not welded on perpendicular. This is a common problem with early Bronco D-44s, they "slapped" the knuckle on the tube and welded it up.
Caster numbers were (are) all over the map. Mine had zero caster on 1 side and 2 degrees on the other, With that, how can you possibly assume they were installed perpendicular either?
I've had 3 broncos, NONE had reasonable caster, I had to grind of the welds, knuckle-to-tube, and sledgehammer back the top knuckle to rotate it and achieve 4-5 degrees caster.....
check out the "Classic Bronco" website, everyone has to do this, it's common practice.
1986 F-150 Flareside 4x4, 351, 4-v, ZF5 speed. AC, Cruise, Tilt, Slider, Digital clock, Radio, Lariat seat, Pwr doors/locks