Those instructions really describe a full teardown. It took me a while to get my head around that and actually see what I needed to see in regards to directions. Replacing the forks is really not that involved.
Got the pics sorted and labeled. Now working on the narrative. That might be a little difficult. Hopefully will have it finished tonight or tomorrow.
As I mentioned earlier, and as Andy has described, replacing the forks can be done comfortably with just the shift plate removed. Very little is needed for tools, just a 1/2 inch box end and maybe a 1/2" socket is all that is really required. Oh, can't forget a 1/4" brass drift or equivalent for persuading the poppet ball to go back into the bore behind the rod.
Don't forget to get a new gasket from you CaseIH Dealer (part # 351546R1),before you start. I had to wait 10 days to get my new ones. Which for me was okay, cause it took almost that long for me to get up the nerve to attempt this repair and actually get it done.
Thank God for the guys on this board, they sure help a guy get up the courage to attempt this
And don't worry, the guys will walk you through this like they did for me