I agree with that!
Have you considered unbolting it and just sliding it right onto the back of a flat bed tow truck? I can't think of any scenario "on blocks" where I would want to be standing near it.
The other option I would consider, would be calling Machinery Express. Ask for Greg and tell him what you are doing. He's a pro rigger, and a great guy. If he's down this way anyway, he could make quick SAFE work of that removal for you.
1978 13BT-40, 70 series mechanicals
1966 FJ45 lwb stock
2003 100 stock
1974V8J40, 1992FJ80, 1985FJ60, 1971FJ55, 1978FJ40, 1974FJ40, 1997 LX450 all long gone.