Today’s progress: got started on the front suspension.
Dropped the front subframe. Yeah, lift and tall transmission jack come in handy. Dropped the whole thing intact in less than 10 minutes. 10 bolts + 6 nuts.
Pulled it out and stripped everything off it. Cleaned up and treated some rust.
Pressed out my 100k mile old Powerflex purple bushings and pressed new Powerflex black bushings into the LCA brackets.
Installed new lower control arms (wishbones), the bushings, and Hotchkis sway bar.
Decided I needed new ball joints. Didn’t find any locally, so ordered a set. Will be delayed for a few days until they get here.
Pulled off the steering rack to save as a spare. Installed my old steering rack with pump and reservoir still attached. Used new Powerflex purple rack bushing. Installed two new tie rods.
Maneuvered the subframe back into position, raised it, and popped in 10 bolts. Done. That jack is AWESOME.