Originally Posted by SKT
This one has awesome patina!
If I owned this one, I'd freshen up the entire drive line, but would NOT consider re-spraying it.
At most it would get a clear coat or linseed treatment.
Well, it may have good patina but it's a bitch to live with, esp. when you drive it in the winter. Last time I did that, I had a small snowdrift on the dash.
Right now the frame is sitting on jackstands but pretty in black and awaiting axle overhaul. Upon which time I will install those axles with new OME suspension kit. Motor is fresh from cover to pan, trans/xfr resealed and installed with o-hauled driveshafts.
At which point I will be out of money and you'll get some of your wish whereupon the body will go back on, looking much as it did before.
The bodywork will come another day. Rear sill is toast and the doors are not far behind, but the cost to fix it all is not in the budget. Someday...