Attached is a picture of the spring compressor I MacGyvered. It's probably dodgy for heavier springs, but it worked great for these although a bolt might be more secure than a screwdriver.
The screwdriver is through the eye of the short strap where it attaches right against the ratchet. The hook on the end of the strap was removed by cutting the stitches in the eye to preserve all of it's length, and that end goes back to the top of the spring before being fed to the ratchet mechanism. It works very well.
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