"OUTSIDE" the skid--good grief, isn't that an accident waiting for a place to happen ???
You should be able to form bend them over several inch's, to make the bend, then just make sure there is cleaarance, so there's no vibration
At worst, you COULD cut them off, at that critical point and put 3/8" heater hose inplace of the steel line
Don't panic, the lines already have rubber hoses at the forward point just before the radiator and the op pressure is so low, the chances of a leak, are minimal--using 1" double hose clamps on each joint
I've done this years ago on one of my Dodge Ramchargers--no leaks
Anyway, I would never put on a xmission skid, then put the fluid lines OUTSIDE the skid--stupid !!