Quarter elliptical leaf springs on Mark 1 and 2 Sprites are an integral part of any restoration, and a frequent part of the upgrade work that routinely goes on in our shop. Many of the original springs are fanned out or “exploded.” Road dirt seems to get jammed under each leaf, which contributes to this issue, and can lead to a need for leaf spring replacement.
Add to that the recurring load of (usually) a single driver and a lot of miles over 60 years and you might find a pair of springs like what you see here. In this case, the driver side spring is starting to invert, as you can see in the picture below. This causes the car to sag on the driver side. So the remedy is a new set of leaf springs, (which you can find by clicking here).
We try to avoid removing the springs because we prefer the ride quality and ride height of the original. But If you want to level a car which is sagging as shown, you have to change the springs and then lower the rear end of the car with our shims (which are sold in our kit).