With the wheels off and on jack stands -
Remove split pin from ball joint
Loosen bottom 17mm crown but on ball joint guide
Now use a large mallet and SMASH either side of the control arm close to the joint-
To "crack" the ball joint. Just TAP TAP then check . Should pop in a few
You can then remove the fork long bolt and 2 end bolts of the control and and slide it off.