While waiting to get the new pieces for the rear suspension, I decided to start the front suspension. A while back I bought a Total Cost Involved coil-front suspension to install in place of the incomplete, non-original, worn out front end that came with the car. The original shock towers also had already been removed by a previous owner.
The first step is to remove any remaining old suspension parts. On mine I just needed to remove the sway bar and the old strut bars with my impact.
The next task is to remove the flanged piece of steel where the frame rail is spot welded to side plate.
This seam is then welded back together and the area is ground and paint is stripped clean for welding the new crossmember.