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Looking for the most cost-effective way to raise the rear of my 67 Cougar about an inch to have some rake in the car.
An extra partial or full leaf can be added to the spring stack.
Cut both ends off the main leaf of an old set of rear springs for a full leaf helper spring. Disassemble and insert the extra leaf to create a 5-leaf stack.
Typically, this is what is done when a spring shop "rebuilds" your springs.

Or your original springs can be re-arched by a local spring shop.

A used set of 1969-70 Cougar rear springs will raise the rear as they are slightly stiffer.

A new set of non-GT rear springs will tend to raise the rear up 1-2 inches.

Avoid using air shocks to raise the rear because it can crack and bust out the mounting holes in the body.

Years ago, shocks with helper springs were available. I even used
a set of springs that clamped around the outside of the shocks on my old '58 Ford SW.
 

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70 Cougar 351C 4 barrel with 4 wheel disks custom interior getting new paint mild cam AOD trans
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I think that working with the springs is the best and safest way for an inch or you could do it with tire swap
 
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