Luckily the powder coater chipped the rear bumper and offered to redo it. A few pin holes from my welding/grinding showed up and he's giving me a chance to fix them. He says bondo will last through the coating process 90% of the time.
I think I will weld the big ones, metal file for a sharper edge, and try a little bondo. The black color sure shows the flaws compared to primer.
Got the rear axle painted, sprayed on Eastwood's chassis black (practicing with the spray gun), now I need to drill it for a vent since the truss covered up the old one and I had to weld it up. Probably should have done it before I painted it. Oh well, a good cleaning and some fresh gaskets never hurt.
I decided to run the vent through the diff cover, no sense in tearing down the axle, now just waiting for a fitting. In the meantime, finished up the limit straps and started on some side body protection. I think I'll make it a little step too. My wife will appreciate that.
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