Time to get this suspension install going!
First up I jacked up the rear of the van and supported the van with two 5 ton jack stands, since I'm working on gravel (Yeah I know not ideal) I cut a couple pieces of 3/4" ply to support the stands. I put another pair of 5 ton jack stands on the rear of the vehicle under the hitch as a backup, these were just barely touching the hitch and were there for emergency back up.
Rear wheels removed and ready to go.
Stock Suspension.....by by.
Removing the stock sway bar links. The hardware will be re-used when installing the new longer links later.
Temporarily removing the tab holding the E-brake cable. I always place the hardware back in place so it doesn't get lost.
Removing the OEM shocks. Quite the difference compared to the Falcons that are going on.
Lower E-brake cable support tab removed, this tab will be re-located higher later in the install.
Removing the rubber bump stops, a pry bar makes quick work here.
Next up is removing the sway bar. The skid plate makes an awesome jack point.
Removing the brake line support on the spacer block in preparation to removing the block itself.
Removing the U-bolts.
And spacer removed.