Used Marine Clean, scotch brite pads, a couple of brushes and the power washer to clean the wheel wells. Did three iterations including hand and power washing with Purple Power.
This is the wheel well before the final wash and after some preliminary power washes to clean it before starting to work on it.
After cleaning and waiting a day for it to dry, I painted the portion that will be covered up by the suspension. Used Eastwood Rust Encapsulator. The balance of the area will be sprayed black by my painter when he paints the rest of the car.
Worked on cleaning up the wish bone parts. They were all cleaned and bead blasted. The hardware was replated with the Eastwood zinc kit. Spring pans were treated with Black POR15. The wish bone parts were painted with Eastwood Rust Encaosulator. I assembled them and them applied two coats of their Chassi Black. I will post final pictures of the completed parts later. The photo shows everything cleaned and blasted and the spring pans before and after cleaning and bead blasting.
The stabilizer arms were in rough shape. The OEM rubber bushing were seized in place. Also, note to file.There are different size bushings for these short arms arms depending upon the year. I understand that 77 and earlier use 30mm bushings and 78 and older use 33mm bushings.
I ended up with 33mm bushings and will need get the smaller ones.
By the way, what is the best way to get the seized metal portion of the busing out of the rod ends? I may try a small chisel. that worked pretty ell on the stabilizer bar after I cut a small groove with the dremel.
This is a close up of the wheel well after I applied the Eastwood Rust Encapsulator. I recleaned the area with their pre-painting and degreaser before paint application.