These pics are with the car jacked up. When down the spring was stuck in the tyre.
I ordered a new one but when I came to fit it my spring clamps were to short for the longer springs on my car! Nothing a bit of threaded bar and some scrap wood couldn't fix. It did take a while though.
Compressed. It took a while, not just the compressing but the lining up the strut with the hole in the top plate.
Nut back on \o/
Home made spring compressor