without doing a shackle reversal, and keeping the shackles in front as pic'd, the cut-turn is not a requirement, since the pinion rotates up during extension and decreases the bind problem found with SOA's and reversals.
I've found out that the shackel reversal is way overated. If you keep your tierod ends in good shape and keep all the slop out of the steering there is no need for one. Of course the Scout PS doesn't hurt either.
Rocrawler, what perches did you use? So you just paralleled the bottom perches front and rear? Can you use the mini truck power steering with a SOA conversion? I was under the impression that you HAD to cut and turn if you went spring over. I don't plan on doing SR anyway. This gives me hope on actually tackling this job myself since I can weld pretty decent. Thanks for any input.
I used Mopar perches, got them from Summit for $12.95 a pair.
It is a double shackle setup, and no it's not inverted, that's the way I set it up. It added about 4" more drop to the rear. Sorry I haven't seen the mini truck PS setup, as far as I'm concerned Scout is the way to go. I am using the mini truck front disk brakes though.
I am curious why you set it up that way. Below is a blowup of the shackle region of your original photo:
It is a little hard to see, but it looks like the double shackle is pinned to the frame in the front, has the hinge in the rear and the primary shackle is definitely inverted (pointed forward). This arrangement is backward from the normal installation of a double shackle as shown below:
What advantage to you gain by setting up the double shackle backwards?