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How hard is this to do? My Spring towers look the same if not worse. I have a broken spring that i am about to replace... should i replace all of this while im in there? Ive already changed both radius arm brackets and both rear hanger brackets...is this about the same difficulty?
All, I finally did replace the left front on my 96 150 4x4. It has the dual shock option but basically the same. From start to finish 6 hours. I used a torch to remove the rivet heads and a 4" grinder to clean them up so they would punch thru. Make sure you check the bolt hole size in the new tower and frame as mine was 7/16" and not 1/2" as others seem to be. Will help it go quicker if you have the right bolts etc.
We didn't have a torch handy but we ground off the rivet heads and then used a punch to knock out the rest. It took a while. In retrospect, I could have used the project as an excuse to get an air hammer/chisel. That probably would have made the job a lot easier and faster. Of course using a torch is always fun so I should have bought one of those too.