Hello everyone! I need your help! I have a 1938 Pontiac Sedan Deluxe 8 with original suspension. I apologize up front for the length this will probably end up being. The lever action shocks, (which I plan to have rebuilt), are not doing there job and I believe I have figured out why. The car was restored/rebuilt/modified about 16 yrs ago. Previous owner/builder removed the inline flathead 8 cylinder and replaced it with a 305 SBC, giving it power steering and brakes. I replced the original radiator with a aluminum one. Now the front of the car sits real high and I suspect the big difference in weight in those 2 items prevents the front from sitting where it's supposed to. As a result, the lever action shocks are not in a position to perform as designed. I'm going to try and post some pics below. New coil springs to compensate for the less weight would have be custom made I'm told and very pricey, with no returns allowed. So here is where I need your experience and knowledge based help. I'm not looking for a low rider look at all. I just want the front wheels to sit in the opening like they should and to get the shocks in a position to dampen as designed. Should I/can I consider cutting the coil springs, a little at a time, to get the front end down where it needs to be? And what's your best guess as to how much of the springs will need trimmed to accomplish this? Thank you in advance for any help. 2 pics of the car on the ground. One shows how close the upper control arm, (the shock basically), is to the upper bump stop. The other shows how high the front is. Thanks again!!