when i cranked mine i just jacked the truck up, used and air ratchet and took the bolts out. i used a wire wheel on a bench grinder to take all the loctite off and put some new loctite on the bottom 1/2" or so of threads (i maxed my bars). then i just zipped the bolts back in with the air ratchet and snugged them up by hand so i knew they were all the way in.
x2 on checking your hangers and shackles. on my 95 i eventually replaced all 4 hangers, both leaves, and both shackles. all due to rust.
2003 ranger xlt 4.0 auto. 265/75/16 bfg at's, SI/DO super 44 dumped for now, kenwood deck, 6x8" rockford fosgate's up front, stock rears(for now). front reciever hitch blah blah blah. first real mod is gonna be a big one HINT: 14bolt/78 f250 d44 Build Thread Here