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Leaf springs are under compression, so you can get mule-kicked or even killed by simply unbolting them, even with the vehicle raised and the weight load off. So use care.
OK thank you sir!ImperialCrown said:Remove the brake hoses, cables and proportioning valve link. As stated, do not stand in line with the spring when the bolt is cut or released. Any tension release in the spring could be dangerous.
When installing the spring, install the front spring bolt first and the rear shackle should swing enough to allow the rear bolt to be installed.
The rear axle is very heavy and cumbersome. Best to have 2 or 3 big friends assist you in removing, positioning and installing the beam axle. It is too heavy for one guy to do safely.