been thinking about things today while wandering around newark autojumble buying some stuff i need (supplies for when harveys car comes), some stuff that is always useful (more tools and gadgets) and stuff that my mrs says i shouldn't be buying (a radio controlled wallace & grommet boat)
i need to lower the mount point for the strut top to allow me some adjustability with the positioning without it being at the top of the thread. know i could do this with slightly longer springs as ade rightly points out, and i may do this also, but i need a little more travel in the "droop" position i feel.
although the stance is about right there isn't a lot of travel upwards (for cornering etc) before the shock reaches its full limit of extended travel.
see pic below of the car when on the jack with wheel unsuported
it may well be enough, but i'd rather have the car in the middle of settings than at one end of things.
plus i also want to brace the strut top area of the inner wing.
so the plan is to make a spacer plate of about 1" thickness and weld it to the inderside of the mount point, then brace that down to the roll cage mount point area somewhere near the jacking area. i will also brace from the top mount to the roll cage through where the air vents would normally go, nicely triangulating the area.
may do a couple of other things too when i get looking at it, a brace across the strut top towers and another brace going forward inside the inner wing from my new spacer plate down to the chassis rail somewhere near the cross-member mounts.