Now that it is done, starting the motor to extend was not that big of a deal. One caution, be sure to keep fingers away from the shaft ends when the motor is running. Especially don't stick your fingers in to align the holes. The braces are attached to the control valves. One bump and you could easily loose a joint or two. >>I still had to force the braces over the pins that connect the cylinder shafts and the rockshaft, then bent the braces back to tighten the fit. I am not sure I could have taken the braces apart and re-assembled. Not enough clearance for my fingers. This was sure a big pain in the axx for one lost cotter pin.