Thanks for tip on the tools John. The only real PITA that I wished I had a "special" tool was the front pivot pin. I worked around that with a jewelers flat head screwdriver inserted from the opposite side and held down the detent and spring while I slipped the pin over the top. Other than that regular punches and masking tape worked out well.
I still need to put on the buffer tube so I will buy the wrench once I decide what I want to put on. I am debating on doing the upper myself as well. I have heard mixed reviews about the level of skill needed to pull it off. But will cross that bridge once I get a little more cash in hand lol..
Last edited by one4gatr; August 7, 2012 at 08:56 PM.