Firebird: Subframe cleaning

Weekend update:

Subframe is out! Huge thanks to my friends Lou & Jeff for helping…

After reviewing a ton of pics of other car projects, this is how I decided to support the car. (Ignore the milk crate and the gray jack, they were supporting the subframe on the way down, and just haven’t been pulled out of the way…

Here’s a good pic of the subframe removed from the car (the giant cardboard from the neighbor was VERY handy)

In this pic, I’m cleaning it using the twisted wire cup brush on the angle grinder. That thing is amazing – just cuts right through the grime & old paint.

Great example of the caked on grime…

I found a way to keep from covering myself with the flying particulates…

Before and after…

I’d estimate I still have another 3 or 4 hours of cleaning to have it completely de-grimed. Then I’ll start grinding the weld splatter, etc. I also see a few spots that are concerning (the front bushing mounts look thin), once it is clean I’ll post pics…

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