So I’m thinking of soaking some rags in solvent and wrapping them around the heavily undercoated parts of the chassis.
There are some key areas I need clean and restored, or I should say I want clean and restored, prior to the installation of the rear sway bar.
The torsion tubes on the chassis are a mess.
These, and the trailing arm mount point, will be easy to keep somewhat saturated in solvent on rags. At least enough to loosen up the bulk of the undercoating to then scrape it off.
Basically in terms of the chassis, the entire rear transaxle fork and the torsion bar tubes are what I’d like to clean it all up and coat it all.
I’ll be able to move the stands further in under the floor pans and I’ll be happy with all of this area getting addressed.
However, I probably will not address the chassis portion until both the engine and the transaxle are dropped.
That’ll give me access to the entire space that needs work, new bushings and seals, etc.
With the transaxle regasketed, and the engine main oil seal issue fixed, I think investing in cleaning this up and recoating what needs recoating will make a huge difference for a solid 10-15 years.
No doubt more detailed love than Murbella has ever received back here.
I probably should try to remove some of the other farther rear undercoating.
The bumper mounts are so covered that I cannot access the bolts.