POR-15 is amazing. The floor pan and the front firewall look great. I’ll post pictures after the pedal cluster comes back from being rebuilt by Eric Shea. Lesson learned: do not use an expensive brush to apply POR-15. Next time it will be the 3-for-a-dollar Chinese made brush set from Dollar Tree.
Next I decided to attack the engine compartment. I removed the rubber weather stripping, air deflectors, and the old battery tray. Removing the tray was a lot easier than anticipated, thanks to a reciprocating saw and a very sharp chisel. The “hell hole” wasn’t hellish, afterall. In fact, it was surprisingly rust-free. Here’s a couple of pictures:
I used a grinder, wire brush drill attachment, an assortment of manual wire brushes, and the chisel to clean up the area. Treated with the POR-15 prep regimen, misted the area with a garden hose, and blow dried with a shop vac. Now it should be ready for painting, maybe in the next day or two as time permits.
My license plates are here. Hmmmm, guess what it means?