Could you just raise the OEM suspension to get the look. What are your plans for the car? Race? Street? A straight axle is not known for good handling. I'm not trying to change your mind but that picture from 1988 is beautiful. Does 8t have a straight axle there?They have a 4inch dropped version that is a lot less severe. I may go that route. I may do spring spacers if I can do it without screwing up the steering geometry.