On the GT-6 at least ones with the Rotoflex rear axles) the upper shock mount is
to the body on the inside surface of the wheel well. The frame shock attachment
points are still there but unused, due to a lack of clearance between the
Rotoflex couplings and the shock (if the upper frame mount is used).
...Actually the Spitfire and the GT6 share the same frames... so the shock mount
setups are the same.
> On the Spit, the upper shock mount is a 3-sided box section cantilevered off
> the frame - not body mounted as on the GT-6. THe typical weight that the
> booster springs would carry is in the order of about 75 to 100 lbs. I can
> the rear bumper at a corner of the car and lift the back end of the car to the
> desired ride height.
> .....Is this wise? I doubt the body shell is strong enough to actually carry
> some of the weight of the car (which is what you're doing), long term.
> > My first LBC was a 78 Spit with the traditional yielding of the transverse
> > spring. I purchased from my then local LBC supplier (English Only, in
> > since moved elsewhere and/or out of the LBC business) a set of coil over
> > to replace the factory shocks. These shocks lifted the rear of the vehicle
> > about 1/2 in. above nominal ride height (when new)