I really want to get this engine started but first I need to get the brake lines back in. And before I can do that I need to get the rust off the front crossmember. At least now I have some help. My daughter Rachael is back from college and could not wait to dive into this mess.
Here is a close-up. The brake line goes into that clip on the crossmember. The bottom of the radiator sits right at that mud-line you can see up at the top.
The clips actually cleaned up nicely. I cleaned parts while Rachael wire-brushed the frame rails and crossmember.
Steering knuckle after a date with the wire brush.
Rachael went to work painting the cleaned areas with Eastwood rust-encapsulating paint
More clean spots. While Rachael painted I started bending brake lines.