Well, I've successfully linked them together, eliminating debris inbetween, but there is still some at the end.

`x = 43, y = 31, rule = WMPVN-45678bc_459a_22`

32.URQ$28.2S2.STPML$28.T.2N.TNOKHG$28.U.O.2IROIJFCB$18.POP6.U2.PQJQ2D

MJDEA$18.Q.Q7.QPTQKLEL2AHE2A$19.R.PFEF2.QRSLKOLFGAG2AC2A$18.TSU.GRGU.

PRLMNGFJGABAB2A$18.U2.PQHTF3A2MGHIBAEB2A$20.URJIK.AHAKLFHBCD4A$16.2S

2.STKMLFGAJ2.2A2C2A$16.T.2N.TLNKH3A2.3AB2A$16.U.O.2IROIJACB$6.POP6.U

2.PQJQ2DMJBDA$6.Q.Q7.QPTQKLEL2AHE2A$7.R.PFEF2.QRSLKOLFGAG2AC2A$6.TSU.

GRGU.PRLMNGFJGABAB2A$6.U2.PQHTF3A2MGHIBAEB2A$8.URJIK.AHAKLFHBCD4A$4.

2S2.STKMLFGAJ2.2A2C2A$4.T.2N.TLNKH3A2.3AB2A$4.U.O.2IROIJACB$3.U2.PQJQ

2DMJBDA$4.QPTQKLEL2AHE2A$.U.QRSLKOLFGAG2AC2A$L2A2RLMNGFJGABAB2A$M2APQ

KMGHIBAEB2A$.NO.B2A2HBCD4A$4.C2AFGAC2A$5.DE2.4A$10.A!

EDIT: Found a different way.

`x = 22, y = 34, rule = WMPVN-45678bc_459a_22`

11.UT$12.SPO$8.2Q2.QRNKJ$8.R.2LURLMIFE$8.STMT2GPMGHD2A$6.TS.TNOHO2BKH

BCA$5.SU.ONROIJCJ2AFC2A$5.RQNPQJIMJDEAE4A$7.MLIKLEDHE2A.2A$9.HGDFG2AC

2A$10.UCB2AB2A$10.TQP3A$6.2R2.RSOLK$6.S.2M.SMNJGF$6.TUNU2HQNHIEBA$4.U

T.UOPIP2CLICDA$3.T2.POSPJKDK2AGD2A$3.SROQRKJNKEFAF2ABA$5.NMJLMFEIF6A$

7.IHEGH2AD3A$9.DCABC3A$8.URQ4A$4.2S2.STPML$4.T.2N.TNOKHG$4.U.O.2IROIJ

FCB$3.U2.PQJQ2DMJDEA$4.QPTQKLEL2AHE2A$.U.QRSLKOLFGAG2AC2A$L2A2RLMNGFJ

GABAB2A$M2APQKMGHIBAEB2A$.NO.B2A2HBCD4A$4.C2AFGAC2A$5.DE2.4A$10.A!