Doesn't sound stupid at all. I lifted my seat 1" by using the same type of material that was used for my body lift. From the same guy too... Roger Brown. Made a noticeable differance on what I could see. You should be able to fab up something pretty simple though. I had him make them because I was already ordering the body lift and didn't have the time to fab up anything back then. If you do it, I think you'll be happy with it. I was. I'm 5'9", so pretty much your height. Good luck with it.