The blocker beam on the front of the Excursion was blocking my ability to drop the leaf spring completely out from the front end. So, I removed the blocker beam. There are two brackets on each side (the very rusted brackets). The plastic front facia (below the bumper) is also connected to these brackets and it removes as one large piece.
There are 2 facia bolts on each side that you need to remove. These are the two bolts connecting the plastic facia to the rusty blocker beam bracket in this photo.