Here are a couple of finished pictures of the leg braces. I did order some leveling pad as well as some threaded couplers. I will weld the couplers to the cross brace and use the leveling pads to help keep the water table as close to level as possible.
This is what the complete knuckle looks like. It weighs 6 lbs 7.3 oz, which makes is 1 lb 5 ox heavier than stock.
Here I just set it on the ball joint stud - I still need to clamp it in the mill and taper the hole.
I went ahead and cut off all the welds holding the bottom half of the lower a-arm to the upper half.