WT, I would like to run the same angles at both ends, but I most likely won't be able to. You had said you think the newer CV's will bend farther than the early ones, if so I could look in to getting one and use half of the CV angle for the pinion. The other CV would bend enough to reach the pinion, but would not allow for any rear extension.
I just moved the engine forward 1/2" and lowered the crossmember 1". That should help a bit I hope.
Freds40, Thanks for the sugestion.