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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-14-2015, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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ride height

My 68 has been finished for several months now. I'm very happy with it, but I realize she's sittin too low in the *** end. I want to raise the rear of the car about an inch or so......just to level it, not wanting to raise the rear end up higher than the front. What's the best way to accomplish this? I have the longer shackles already. I don't want to go with those aftermarket shackles that stick out below the rear bumper. I've read about adding a leaf spring, but that seems very hit and miss. Any suggestions?

By the way, the leaf springs are brand new so my problem isn't old weak springs.

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I've done an extra leaf before and was fine with it. the ride is a bit stiffer but it retains the stock look more. also a block under the spring pad where it meets the diff assembly is another way without resorting to those hanging spring hangers you alluded to. you can also check with a local spring place about having yours re-arched abit.

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New springs from a reputable spring company. Tell them exactly what you are trying to accomplish and they will make them for you. You'll be happy!

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I bet you can still get air shocks for that '68. In the old days those of us that had the money used air shocks to raise the rear end up enough to attract the girls!

You could raise the car more or less depending on the air pressure you put in them. I used to use the filling stations air line.

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