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Lifting the back end


Just wondering  what your  thoughts  were  on mabey  lifting  the back end up a little  on my Pontiac?  Doe's  anyone  have any experience  in doing  this? If so what would  be the best  way about  doing this.



-- Edited by Yukon man on Thursday 2nd of April 2020 08:43:10 PM

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Leaf Spring Shackle was how we did it back in the day.



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73SC wrote:

Leaf Spring Shackle was how we did it back in the day.


 Yeah okay thank you.  Not looking  for much, just  want to bring  it up a touch. 



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Lots of kits available, here's one I found:

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/1955-Chevy-Rear-Leaf-Spring-Shackles-Passenger-Car,7501.html

 



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Perfect.. ive been  looking  for a couple hrs, couldn't  find anything.  Thanks  for the tip. I'm gonna  go check it out!!



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Perhaps the trick is to search "1955 Chevrolet".  I never search with Pontiac because you will get the wrong stuff from US sites and suppliers, at least wrong for a Canadian Pontiacs.



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Your totally  right. I just think  sometimes chevy doesn't  fit Pontiac sedan stuff. I found  the shackles on that site  I measured mine and they are  an exact  match.  Just can't find any that will give me a little  lift. I'll keep  poking  around.. thanks again..



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good ol air shocks

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Do it properly and replace or get the springs re-arced.....just sayin'

You may also have a broken leaf. 



-- Edited by poncho62 on Friday 3rd of April 2020 05:48:51 AM

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Add 1 extra leaf to the spring pack, I have good luck with S10 springs. Should give you about 1-1 1/2" lift

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This is all good advice. I like the ad a leaf idea. Or arced them, I know the springs aren't broken. It sit stock like it should, I'm thin I'd like to have it sitting pretty just a tad higher. I wasn't thinking properly cause the leafs sit under
the diff, thought if I added one or put a block in that it would
actually lower it. I'm used to springs sitting on top.Thanks for all the input gentlemen...

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You could fabricate your own shackles. 1/4" x 2" flat bar. Pre-drill the holes and then shape the shackle using a bench vice and a large hammer. or use a shackle kit and bend the shackles to match the offset of the factory ones. If you use a kit or make your own you can play with the height by adding holes. I hope that makes sense.

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poncho62 wrote:

Do it properly and replace or get the springs re-arced.....just sayin'

You may also have a broken leaf. 



-- Edited by poncho62 on Friday 3rd of April 2020 05:48:51 AM


 Yup  x2



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So adding a leaf would help it in height even if they sit below the diff right? And yes it makes sense to make my own. Thanks for the info guys...

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I agree with the crowd that is saying adding another leaf. This would be the most safe way to do it. 



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Lots of available S10 Springs at the wreckers. I bought 2 sets for $30 and used 1 leaf on each side when building my Acadian.

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