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Are these lowering blocks?
« on: March 24, 2019, 08:57:50 PM »
When I cut out the trunk floor, I noticed that it seems I have lowering blocks on the rear leafs. Not sure. Just want to make sure before I take it apart and toss them.
Thoughts?
You will have to click on the picture, and then magnify the leaf block area. Sorry.
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Re: Are these lowering blocks?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 10:37:19 PM »
As far as I can tell they look like lowering blocks. The "V" shape of the rubber cushion I believe is suppose to fit in the inner edge of the top plate (follow red arrow).  Perhaps with the weight reduction of the race car a previous owner decided to re-establish the center of gravity.

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Re: Are these lowering blocks?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 04:41:54 AM »
Thanks.
I was pretty sure that was what they are, especially after looking in the shop manual.
I can't imagine I will reuse them.
But that picture reminds me I need to get new ubolts.
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Re: Are these lowering blocks?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 12:33:11 AM »
I agree they look like lowering blocks. 

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Re: Are these lowering blocks?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2019, 12:35:18 PM »
If those lowering blocks have the oblong-shape to match the plate welded to the axle housing, I think I'd be interested in them.  I may have a use for them.  Check them before you toss them and let me know please.


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Re: Are these lowering blocks?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2019, 03:45:45 PM »
I will. Might be a couple of weeks the rate I am going.
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Re: Are these lowering blocks?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2019, 07:02:56 AM »
No sweat, Russ.  Hope the plates got to you ok and you can use them.