Re: rear shock mount
Sounds like a good time to do a U-bolt reversal. However, it will require that you weld on a shock mount bracket. Confer makes them. If you do regular off roading, you will be glad for the extra ground clearance.
If you don't want to go that route then you can go to a junk yard and get another plate. You can also get the parts from Savana Jones.
84CJ7, 3"lift, 32"BFG, 4.10's, ARB Locker, Solid Axle's, Durabak