Progress is Made

Well, I didn’t get the shop to the point I had hoped but I did get things moved around enough to pull the Wagon’s body off the frame. The next step was to clean 60 years of baked on Santa Fe crud and grease from the frame and suspension so that they could be sand blasted and then powder coated. The pre-cleaning was required because the grease contaminates the sand and that creates problems with fish eyes in the finish and also makes the EPA very unhappy. The disassembly and pre-cleaning process took about 3 weeks. Once clean, the parts were sent across the street to HiTech coatings and finished in semi gloss black which is a reasonably close finish to GM Chassis black. The frame and suspension are now back and ready for reassembly. Some pictures of the frame and crud are in the image folder. Check them out.

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