My axles needed to be shimmed to adjust the alignment. In this picture, I've clamped the new shims to the axle to use the holes in the axle as a drilling template.

The shims I'm using came from Van's Aircraft. They are substantially less expensive than buying them through Aircraft Spruce. Check out Van's p/n U-811A and U-811B, 1 and 1/2 degree shims, respectively. $8.00 per shim.

These are also a Van's Aircraft part. The RV-8 uses flat gear legs similar to the Midget Mustang. It remains to be seen if these can be used with my Sam James wheelpants, but it's worth trying.

For anyone who's interested, these are Van's Aircraft p/n U-807R and U-807L. $12.74 each.

Here's what the wheel pant attach hardware looks like installed on my landing gear. Nobody freak out re: the hardware store nuts & bolts. I didn't have any AN4 hardware of the correct length so I used some temporary hardware to keep the project moving forward until my next Aircraft Spruce order.

Here's a shot of the brake caliper in place with the brake line in place. I used Aircraft Spruce p/n 03-40400 aluminum tubing at 55 cents/foot. It's very nice to work with and doesn't seem prone to kinking at all. I flared the tubes using a standard Rolo-Flair flaring tool. They're not cheap, but it seems like a good tool to have around. Aircraft Spruce p/n 12-01575 @ $76.50.

I used a right-angle AN fitting to go through the fuselage. It was a tight squeeze to join the brake line to this fitting, but it was definitely do-able.

Here's a view of the right angle fitting from inside the fuselage. It's angled towards the firewall because that's where my master brake cylinders are located--just forward of the rudder/brake pedals. I need to have flexible hoses fabricated for this application. I'm thinking of using a company the RV folks use--I think the name is Bonoco or something like that.

Come to think of it... I need to put a plastic cap on this to prevent contamination. I'll do that first thing tomorrow.