Mike, Okay you got my attention. I just read all of your website and now I am thoroughly confused. But I take your opinion over all the others because you are an expert. Here’s my dilemma. I have a ’67 Chevy Nova Wagon. It has all original, factory stock suspension, front and rear. It has the old mono-leaf springs in the rear with 2″ spacing blocks to lower the car down. The previous owner lowered it this way, not me. It rides like crap and bottoms out all the time. I want to install new springs. This is where I get aggravated. All of these so called parts shops say use this, use that, use mono-leafs again , no use multiple spring setups, yada, yada yada. This is what I want. I want to have a nicer ride of course, but I want the car lowered also without the use of the blocks. I don’t feel like changing my spring pads on my axle housing (which some say I have to do and some say I don’t have to do???) I know the monos are wider and the multis are narrower. What do you recommend? Some distributors sell the monos already with a 2″ lower arc supposedly.
I change suspensions all of the time on many Tri-5 Chevies I have had, this is my first mono-leaf car so I need to learn from guys like you, not these numbnut kids that take orders over the phone! So you know what I need. How much and when? FYI-My front end is lowered correctly with dropped spindles. Thanks for your help, I look forward to hearing from you.
OK, thanks for the vote of confidence and I won’t lead you astray. It is my opinion that while the design of the ’62-’67 Chevy II mono leaf for the sedans was fine, the mono spring for the wagons were lacking the required strength.
Most wagon springs did not hold the weight of the car. The spring really needed to be a tad bit heavier.
With this thought in mind I recommend the mono leaf be replaced with a multi leaf spring. Our multi leaf is designed to bolt right in place of the mono. The widths are the same and the centerbolt head has been peened over so the original axle pads are fine.
To get the 2 Inch lowered look we would de-arch the spring. And of course we have the springs and all the parts needed to install them.