Fred Beans did an excellent writeup for the procedure - and really, it's a very easy job to do yourself. A couple of tools that REALLY helped me along:
- Digital caliper. Bought one from Harbor Freight for about $15.
- A set of pass-thru sockets from Lowe's (for tightening the upper strut nut... had one that wouldn't sit still even with the car's weight on it) for about $15.
- A pipe cutter. Also bought this from Lowe's... paid about $30 for it. Well worth the investment... the cut was clean, fast, and accurate. (Remember... measure twice, cut once.)