Worst part was cleaning off years of crud then washing down with parts cleaner and finally with paint thinner.
I’m using off the shelf Tremclad rust primer – one coat.
And two coats of Tremclad rust semi-gloss paint. Passable and not likely to see much weather so the paint should stay good. I did drill a drain hole in the front lip of the front cross member. Seems water and spilled antifreeze always ends up sitting in the lip.
Time for the batwing to go back in place.
Batwing in place. I temporarily installed the steering bellcrank and tie rods so that when I lower the car I’ll be able to move it backwards in a straight line. My garage is small so I’ll need all the room I can get in front of the car the move the engine hoist around.