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Old 12-10-2002, 11:59 AM
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I want to lower my stock '68 Buick LeSabre, but so far have been unable to locate short springs or drop spindles. I don't have the money to put in airbags, does anyone know where I could find lowering parts for my Buick?

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Well...

In this case, the easiest thing to do is cut your present springs (with cut-off wheel and a quarter coil at a time) until you get your desired trim height.

Then you need to check your suspension rebound travel to get the proper shocks and to make sure there is no suspension/steering bind. Don't forget to check for bump steer.

Do what you need to for the desired rear trim height and have it PROFESSIONALLY aligned.
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Old 12-13-2002, 09:12 PM
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You could raise the lower ball joint up 2" it takes alittle cut and welding. Or you could make the spring pocket deeper.Again alittle cut and weld action.
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Probably the best way is to remove the lower control arm, cut the spring pocked out, weld a round spacer to the pocket & weld the pocket back in. A 3/4" spacer will lower the front 1 1/2", a 1" spacer will lower it 2".......Don
I think this is what Lou is talking about after re-reading his post. You can also do the same to the rear by raising the pocket.

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