Thanks to JRD for giving me access (again) to the machine shop. A quick application of the lathe to my rear shock bushings allows the M12 bolt to fit properly. Of course the fronts weren’t so easy. The ackermans were mounted reversed when returned to me, but I never through to check. Until after I connected the control arms and tie-rods.
“Why is the toe so fscked … oh CRAP!”
So I go to remove the LCAs and tie-rods twice. Oh joy. Could have been worse … they came off after a few attempts.