i finished separating the body from the chassis and examined the situation for a while.
with my primitive fabricating tools, i made up some "blocks" out of 3x1 1/2" channel iron.
this would mabe fit the front or rear.
if i weld it here(rear).
the side ones will look like this.
with the bushings arranged like this i figure a 2 1/2" lift from stock.
i need to see if i have interference anywhere before i prep the parts for welding.