This morning - I removed the tie rods, brake calipers, pittman arm, spindles, etc. and went about removing the front beam. The last bolt I found belongs on the left lower bracket (on the frame head side) and the frame head is smashed in. I eventually got the bolt out without much fanfare but I'm now left wondering if the front end is out of alignment.
After several minutes of prying, I freed the front brackets from the rubber collars and dropped the beam to the floor. I don't think this front beam has been out of the car until today.
The replacement plan is to use newer collars with the caster adjustment and new bushings for the top of the brackets.
The bushings and bearings are staying inside so I have to be careful about how I clean the outside to keep the cleaners out of the grease.
Tomorrow is more cleaning, picking up the POR 15 from a local 4x4 shop, and hopefully prepping for paint on Wednesday.