Originally Posted by Lousypirate
Might I recommend going straight up from the axletube with a piece of square tubing with a cap on the end? Would look a lot cleaner, and wouldn't be introducing strange side stresses into your ubolts/leafsprings.
That was my original idea, but I didn't have any material laying around to use and I ran out of time. I will try these at R&V later this month and then probably change to a piece of tube down to the axle. Version 2.1...