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Username Post: Lift rear on 72 SS-Best way        (Topic#360486)
skramer 
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04-11-20 07:23 AM - Post#2790885    





 


wagonman100 
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wagonman100
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
04-15-20 07:19 PM - Post#2791244    
    In response to skramer

I used air bags on my old Malibu. The kind that are for helping with extra weight, not the air bag suspensions that are more prevalent these days. These bags fit inside the factory coil spring and lifted the back of the car nicely and still gave a good ride.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
elcamino 
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04-21-20 06:24 AM - Post#2791674    
    In response to wagonman100

I had a new 1970 SS454 (LS5) and put air bags in the coil springs way back then. They lasted about a month and a rock or something sliced one of them. Maybe they are made better now days but they sure did not last back then.

The best way would be to use station wagon coils.

Mike
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