The first step of this suspension rescue started weeks before (when we got in touch with Skyjacker). This step is critical for any old truck, but especially for one that has been back east where steel and iron like to rust. The step is spraying down any and all fasteners you plan to remove with some sort of penetrating oil or creeping lubricant. Spray well and spray often. You will thank us when bolts actually come loose. Next, we put Dino up on jackstands and pulled the front shocks and leaf springs. The front springs are in pretty good shape despite their age and hard life. The original springs are tapered and thicker in the middle. They sure rode great. We’ll keep them around for another project. The replacement springs from Skyjacker are five-leaf to help maintain Dino’s silky-smooth ride on-road and off.