made a little progress on the front suspension finally, here is what I came up with for the lower ball joints and control arms, I turned some brass on the lathe and made a cup to accept 00-90 bevel headed bolts, the head of the bolt fits the opening of the cup, the hole where the bolt goes through is slightly bigger than the threads which allows it to pivot in all directions ( like a ball joint)
here is one of the front struts with the ball joint attached with a rubber boot
lower control arms with the cups soldered in place
I had to add another cross member in front of the existing one to accept the lower control arm mounts, here they are in place,the rack and pinion will be attached to this all so on the back side
here is what the finished product will look like, aluminum disks will cover the bolt head, thanks for looking!