Day #48: Things have been stalled out since I decided to sandblast. Towed the vehicle back home where I extracted the motor/transmission and found the body shop did a poor job of removing all of the undercoating. That stuff is thick and stuck on there for good, my hat is off to Chrysler Corporation for finding the correct formula and application technique. Makes it a nightmare for one wanting to remove the sticky stuff, though. So I am spending all this week finishing up the undercoating removal with the help of the neighborhood "handyman" (a heavy drinker, but only drives a wheel barrow). The body shop used propane and a putty knife. We are using screwdrivers, razor blades, garden tools, etc. This will also give me time to repaint the motor the correct red/orange and bring the finned valve covers back from the blue sprayed on them (by the machine shop ten years ago) to the correct wrinkle black finish.