Congrats on your axle replacement. I have that ahead of me, too, for a '85 Perris Pacer
13'. I think I'll use a 10* down angle.
Going back over some of the posts you made last year, one of them looked like you were considering chopping off the old leading arms, only, leaving the old axle beam in place. Is that, eventually, what you did?
I am also very interested in learning how folks solve the switch over to trailing arm axles, especially on the curb side where the floor drops for the step. Like you, I intend to finish with a bolt-on solution.... if I can figure out the frame on the passenger side.