The suspension is a coil spring with a rubber spacer/centering thing
that receives the weight of the car.
The spacer is removed. I unbolted the brake line near the center of the
body and the lower shock bolts. The spring is loose once the axel is
lowered (jacks on both sides)
The new lift spacer was built out of a recycled plank that replaced
wood for exterior house work. The hole fits around the car's body stub.
The lift spacer material was drilled (door handle hole saw) first for
the interior cut and then made to fit the stub with a Dremel tool. The
piece was cut with a jig saw for the exterior cut. Sanding it made it look
The lift spacer is put in place, then the rubber spacer and the spring.
Lift the axel back and bolt everything up.
The rubber spacer was loose because of the lower position and a plastic
strip out of a RubberMaid box was cut and place between the stub and
The resulting 1 inch lift is hardly noticeable. Some mirror adjustment
and front head light adjustment was necessary for a perfect mod
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