I did think to contact the place where I have been purchasing my parts and they instructed me basically the same way.
What they suggested was to use electrical tape and wrap the wide leaves about 1″ from the end. Then grind a bevel all the way around the bundle. I did and it worked.
I haven’t set the car back on the ground yet, I’m installing new shocks and disc brake set. Since I stayed with the original axle (which at some point the lower tube has been cut and rewelded), I’m anxious to see what the ride height will be. I have located a company with an “up” adjustable front axle.