ok, got the brackets back, drilled. I shot them with some black primer. schweet! picked up spacers from the local hardware store, and after a bit of cussin' and sweatin, got the parts on and adjusted...except..
I don't have the brake rod. I want to try and find one for cheap. I saw one on e-bay, but I'm looking for one I can just cut the ends off of. drill out new holes and use 'allthread' and some parts to make a new rod (I figure to cover it with heat-shrink tubing for a decent look)
SO...if anyone has a dicked-up brake rod they want to get rid of, let me know.