Thanks! It really is. He's independent though, and it's only him in the shop.. So wait times can be rough. But worth it if you're patient.
Update: Both front and real calipers, Hawk HPS pads, and Phase 2 rotors are installed and everything is torqued and ready to go for the most part. The front pads on the inside (the ones which are pushed by the caliper piston), refused to go in. It took a lot of finessing. I found the culprit was the middle, long, anti-rattle spring. It did not like it at all! The rears were annoying because 1, the driver's side rotor refused to go on. I had to dremel a good amount of material around the outer hub as it was too thick, and a little on the ID of the rotor, which was weird since the pass. side went on fine
; and 2, I PC'd the dust shield, and it's just annoying to match the paper gasket up properly. I also had to install minus a gasket (on the driver's side behind the dustshield), as I used FPG grey on that particular gasket.
It is optional to use gasket sealer, but I wouldn't recommend it. When you do this, you'll destroy the gasket anytime you remove the shield or axles. If you don't, you'll get a couple more remove and replace, and it will seal just the same TBH.
I also didn't mention that after the debautry with the Willwood rears, I ruined my e-brake cables. Fortunately CabeToyota had some new ones (and still do), so I ordered and installed them.
The only thing holding up my 100% brake job is that the rear hard lines are being a bitch. Especially the driver's rear. I'm going to have to bend the hardlines which is something I really hate doing, but I refuse to not properly mount the lines with circlips ("E-clips" as Home Depot calls), and U-clips.
I actually ran out and am missing the circlips for the front, and hardware stores only sell standard sizes, so I'll have to figure out the metric size, as Toyo doesn't sell these anymore.
Success guardian... Successsssssss..