Yesterday I got busy painting the springs, rear shackles, and wheels. I painted the back and inside of the wheels because I plan to drive this through the winter and the salt, or whatever it is they are using that's 10 times worse than salt, will eat these up fast. Also, some of these older rims can get porous spots in them that will cause a leak so the paint will seal it all up.
This is the primer I use for these odds and ends. Makes paint stick to everything including plastic. "Bulldog"
Springs and things:
And wouldn't you know it, after I painted the rear shackles, I came out to look today and they slid together and dried that way. "That's gonna leave a mark."
So here is the face of the rims still taped.
Here it is with the tape off, the new lug nuts, and centers. Those are American racing centers but I am going to take that emblem off and replace is with a 4x4 sticker. Or maybe an AMC sticker, or something. Now, the aluminum part is still glass beaded. I need to polish that to a chrome like finish and clear coat it. That will be the tedious part.
But when they are done they should look like this: (I hope)