Read my thread as I just did the whole front end.
Get new UCA's LCA's (both have ball joints and bushings installed), strut rod bushings, tie rod ends, etc. I just assembled mine Saturday using the following method: Remove the UCA's, LCA's, Tie rods ends, strut rod bushings, shocks and spindles on both sides. Install the links, tie rod ends, UCA'a and then the spindle to the UCA ball joint. Then the LCA goes on to the strut rod and slides into the LCA to frame bolt location. Install upper shock mount and put the lower shock mount over its mounting spot on the LCA. Bolt it loosly. Then raise LCA and bolt the lower ball joint to the spindle. Install links, tie rods and torque everything EXCEPT the lower shock mounting bolt. Put your calipers and wheels on, lower car, push the front end down a few times, then torque the lower shock bolt. Get an alignment. You are good to go then.
Tools: Must have an 18mm offset box ratcheting wrench ($24.00 at Sears).
Also: Metric sockets (or box/open end): 13mm, 15mm, 18mm 24mm, 36mm, 7 pound sledge, bench vice is handy.
Rent a ball joint/tie rod end removal tool from an auto store (O'reilly's let me borrow a set but I had to leave a deposit).
If you are changing the front shocks, take the spring/shock assembly to a shop and have them reistall the springs over the new shocks.
Myself and a friend tore everything out in three hours. It took us 3+ hours to assemble the new stuff.
Hope this helps. I have the ford shop manual on CD and it was a help.