It's always good to hear I'm not the only one.....
thanks Guys, for your input and opinions.
I'm rested, so I guess it's time to finish her up.
The info I've gotten in this forum has saved me so much time, effort, and aggrevation.
I finished the cross member and the driveshaft yesterday, did them outside.
The frame is inside the garage, but I have alot of plastic that I can make a "tent" out of to minimize the sand flying about...I'm trying to keep the garage clean, that's one of the issues in my debate.
I'm trying to post a pic or two, but I get the message that the pic is too big for this format. I'll keep trying.
One more question: When I blast the rear axle, how do I protect the differential? Should I not blast it? It's not rusty, the paint on it is ok, just scratched up a little.