I know this post was from awhile back but I wanted to thank you for the write up Phil. We used your method and we had the mains on in less than 30 minutes. I was thinking this would be a big event but it was a piece of cake.
Two of us were able to lift the fuse up onto an EAA bench and from there we just slid the gear legs up into the mounts. They went in nice and easy. Having everything prepped as you suggested was the key.