I guess I'll have to see your pics.
On both of my Rangers the passenger drop bracket is riveted behind the engine cradle bracket, and sits outside of it. Bah.. I can't explain it good enough:
^not the clearest, and it's the one with the skyjacker kit, but the one that came off was similar, just shorter.
Or do you mean the Solid axle will hit it?
I was going to re use the stock springs and make spring and shock mounts on the axle tube.
I suppose if I was going to go through the trouble of making all those brackets on the axle I might as well 4-link it.