One of my 2012 Drag Week projects is convert the stock spring and shock assembly to the AFCO coil-over setup I bought last year but ran out of time to install.
A particular challenge is installing the springs onto shock body. I have an idea for making a set jigs for my cheapo HF 12 ton press so I can set the shock body onto a lower fixture, compress the spring and upper spring seat with another fixture that the press will push down so I can easily install the retaining clip.
Has anyone here made something like this or have lessons learned to share? Pictures or illustrations welcome. I don't want to use the scary dual external spring compressor I already own as I don't want screw up the pretty new springs or shocks, or kill myself in the process.