Friday after work Dad and I were on a mission to find replacement hardware for the track/Panhard bar, the track/Panhard bar brace, and the trailing arms/lower control arms. It took a bit of searching and a lot of running around, but we managed to find everything we needed. Thanks for your help Dad! Here is everything we bought.
Since the front subframe connectors mounts were completely welded on both sides (the rear still needs the outer sides done) I taped them off and scuffed them up with sandpaper. I decided to paint the bracket portion with POR-15 black and leave the tubular portion red.
I threw down a tarp on the garage floor. Then I used Marine Clean and scrubbed the welds and surrounding area.
While I was waiting for the brackets to dry, I noticed the track/Panhard bar brace sleeve was rusted. This is where the bolt passes through. I used Prep and Ready and filled up the sleeve so it could work on the rust.
I capped off one end with a small piece of sound deadening and some black duct tape. This created a watertight seal.
I applied the third coat of POR-15 this morning and removed the tape. The lines did not end up the cleanest on the subframe connectors, but I am not all that worried about it because they are really not going to be seen. It is weird what a camera flash can do to colors - both the subframe connectors are a deep red, even though one looks orange in this picture.
After I finished painting, I went through the rest of the hardware we had bagged and tagged looking for any additional rear end hardware we would need.