So, where were we. Hmmm, I believe I've cleaned, vacuumed and blown sand and silt out of my shop about 5 times now. I hung drop cloths all around the van but sand creeps, and creeps, and creeps.
Things I've learned, completely rehabbing an EB van from below is something I will never do to this level again. It's an absolutely slippery slope once you start cleaning stuff. It's hard to leave that one piece alone.
I have removed everything from underneath except the engine, sandblasted it all, then painstakingly degreased it all, then metal prepped it all and then POR15'd it all. POR15 is a 3 step process and a long, drawn out one to do right.
So, after 100 hours or so of work over the past month or more I have gotten back to where I intended to start, installing MGMetalworks 4x conversion kit.
Also, stripped and POR15'd are both axles and all little tiddly bits.
New Atlas springs from Chris at Ujoint