Thanks man, I'm going a lot slower than I want to, this pace is killing me.
Pulled the front end apart tonight, there's a lot more grease than I anticipated. Contemplating hooking the engine hoist to the frame and pushing it back outside for another wash. Not sure how I could clean it in the garage without making a complete mess. Started wire brushing the frame but was smearing grease more than anything.
You can see how much is falling off in the pics, still a lot stuck on the frame, floor was clean before I started.
Working on late model stuff pretty much all my life has me really focusing on this steering shaft. All I've ever worked on was collapsing shafts. This thing is just rigid as a mofo hanging in space.
Anyone keeping track at home, 9. Total of 9 spacers in the front springs.. Shocks and ball joints are dead. Lower joints are complete trash, uppers are factory, semi tight, but very notchy. Centerlink joint @ the Pittman arm has inch of slop. Bushings were being held together by the bolts.
Definitely got the full life of those bushings..
Little purchase, arp flywheel bolts, ac delco pilot bearing, centerlink, ball joints, grade 8 hardware for the engine mounts, and poly bushings for the front.