Ok, so here's the deal. I assumed that we had the torsion bar puller at my buddy's shop. I bet you can see where this is going. Turns out he didn't have one. So we were kinda screwed seeing as it was Sunday and Ford wasn't open. Totally my fault, but it is what it is. So we wrapped up the rear and put her back down on all fours under the agreement of trying to pick another weekend to do the front.
Below are a bunch of pictures. I'll be completely honest - at this point, I kinda like the stance and am a bit gun-shy about finishing the front and having it be higher than I want. What do you guys think about how it looks right now? I'm considering a few options. 1 being leave it as is, and just run with the Superlift spring and a slight rake in the stance. 2 would be to install the front another weekend when we have the tool, and 3 would be to attempt to go coil overs in the front like Tom just suggested, so that I can have a bit more flexibility in the height of the front and ditch the awful torsion bars.
Ready to go on the lift:
My buddy working the oxy-acetylene torch to heat and free up the old bushings. Those things did NOT want to come out under any circumstances.
Rear springs out...
New springs in...
Both sides, shocks, and swaybars done:
Truck back on the ground...how it currently sits. Thoughts?