While the truck was up on the lift, it was a good time to take a closer look at the underside of my relatively new project. The trailing arms look to be in satisfactory condition. While the brake line is bent and routed vey sloppily, it does work. Most likely it will be replaced eventually, especially if the stock rear drum brakes are upgraded to discs. The lower shock mount "adapter" bracket really should be eliminated. Setting the truck to the desired ride height and then replacing the shocks with those of the appropriate length would have been a better fix than installing this mounting plate.