Nice write up man, nothing but the best from you!
I can second the coil isolater problem. Mine were so rusted that I could not get the new coils bases to sit down 100% (only about half way on actually)...at the time I didn't realize what the problem was, and for the life of me, and a lot of grease, just couldn't get them on. I popped off the isolaters, and the perches were so rusted that the expanding of the rust caused the perch diameter to be waaaay too large....it had actually stretched them out so much that the new ones could sit inside the upper part of the old ones. anyway, I wire brushed the hell out of them, and hit them with a bunch of marine grease. I didnt do the rears at the time because they weren't giving me a hard time like the fronts. When I add my 3/4" spacers to the rear though, I will be doing new lower isolaters!