Well after some careful thought, the rear end of my truck is basically going to be completely redone during this lift that I'm planning out here.... Including leaf springs, shackles, bushings, shocks, etc.... So why not clean up some of the unused bracketry on the axle, do a u-bolt flip, and relocate the shocks, while I'm in there? Seems logical, right? I honestly wish I could do all of the work myself for this, but while I have layed a few beads, I certainly couldn't weld up stuff that my life depends on just yet... So I need somebody that knows what they're doing, and that has preferrably done a shock relocation before. I don't have any parts yet, so I'm looking at a few weeks out maybe.
I think I may get the short shock mounts, shown here:
I would like to do a crossmember like this one:
I will probably just find some extended u-bolts, and make my own plate.
I don't want to do the / \ thing with the shocks. I would like to keep them towards the outside of the axle and as straight as possible, except angled back slightly behind the axle.
I will need a piece of 2x2 square tubing if anybody has some...I'll pay ya for it, and pick it up. I just need it to be pretty substantial thickness, and at least the width of my truck.
Once I have the 2x2 tubing, and the shocks that I am buying shortly, I can start planning on where to set everything...
Please, give me some other suggestions, if you wish too.