as promised, here are the pics!
its not as pretty as it could be, but bear in mind this was all done without a welder, on a porch, with hand tools.
this is how it sits:
this is how I think it should sit:
and this is how much longer the shocks need to be to accomplish that:
all in all not too bad, in my opinion.
and it looks like my hopes of getting it done today went out the window with this rain.
maybe I can find some time next time it is sunny.