Upgrading my sport axles to rubicons

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I bought some Rubicon axles a while back and quickly looking them over everything looked right. When I got around to installing them I found out the rear axle had the lower control arm brackets cut off and moved about 2" out. I have been on a rough country 3.5" lift for 2 years with no issues but with this unexpected bracket movement they don't line up. Is there a control arm or a relocation bracket for the frame side to where I can get this to work? I don't have a welder or the experience to put them back in the original location and there are almost no shops around here that I know of.(mid state Illinois) Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.
This is going on a 2018 JLU sport S, the front axle is on with no issues.

The 2 pictures you can see 1 side is upper and lower are in. The other side there is no way it is going to fit. I also measured it and its overall about 4" wider, so 2" on either side.

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I believe that is a Gladiator axle. The front will bolt right in, the rear, not so much.
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edit went out and looked, not a Gladiator axle, don't know what that is.
 

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Those are definitely not the rear lower brackets, and the angle of the axle twist looks way off
 

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Thats not even the correct upper
 

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Could probably get it to work with adjustable arms but not positive
 
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Those are definitely not the rear lower brackets, and the angle of the axle twist looks way off
Yes the caster is not set because the rear drive shaft is disconnected because once I saw the control arm brackets were to wide I stopped were I was. My problem is I cant find replacement brackets to weld on as I am finding out it seems no one makes them yet.
 

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Yes the caster is not set because the rear drive shaft is disconnected because once I saw the control arm brackets were to wide I stopped were I was. My problem is I cant find replacement brackets to weld on as I am finding out it seems no one makes them yet.
The pinion angle wont get set without adjustable control arms. The driveshaft doesnt control that. You have fixed arms thats the angle it will be stuck at. Look at barnes 4x4 or artec they might have something, i know they have jk brackets
 
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Just an update, the caster is out of whack because I was still mid install when I found out the brackets were not right , so the in the picture is still half balancing on my floor jack, but I was able to find some factory look alike Lca mounts from Cavfab. Once I have them on I’ll take another pic for comparison.
 

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