I started by lifting the front end and removing the tires. Then removing the nut at the strut fork.
Notice the protrusion above the bolt. I needed to cut that off so the strap would sit flush once bolted on.
Then I cleaned up the bare metal, primed it, and painted it.
Next thing was to locate the best mounting surface for the clevis mounts. This was the spot for me.
I figured out exactly where it needed to go, then I sanded the frame down for a clean welding surface.
It was more difficult to weld then I was imagining because it was such a tight area. But I made it work! It would have been better to have the strut out, but that would have taken a lot more time.
then I cleaned it up, primed, and painted it.
Now to assemble everything! Depending on the straps that you get you might have to enlarge the bottom hole. I did and it wasn't easy. These suckers are hardened steel. Not easy to drill!
Install the clevis and adjust to the desired length. I tightened them down a .25" short of full suspension extension.
And it is finished! Bolt the tires back on and go wheeling. I will be putting these to the test tomorrow.
I hope this has helped anyone else who has thought about installing a set. It wasn't that hard, just takes some time.