I followed this step by step to the T. I even forget to pull the shock out on the first spring and had it bind up in the shock on me just like Myloth said to do.
Here's what I am starting with:
I am almost positive other than having the brakes replaced this is all original, even the crud that's been building up since 1978.
Here's a pic of the small area that will need a trimmed in the spring pocket:
Sneak peak at the size of the Shockwave sitting in the spring pocket:
Please feel free to fire away with any questions or ideas that may assist, harass or just add to the conversation.