|These got really hot at some time. You can see the bluing of the steel.|
In the meantime, I decided to paint up the axle and do a little cosmetic work on the wheels and tires. Since I had some time in between coats of paint on the axle, I figured I would clean up the wheels and tires while they were easy to get to. I scrubbed the old farm dirt off and threw a fresh coat of paint on the wheels. You can't really see them with the hubcaps installed, but remember, I am OCD, so it would bother me knowing they looked like crap under the hubcap.
Baby can't have polished shoes with ugly buckles, so I threw the caps on the buffer. The caps I am running are 1956 Oldsmobile. I like them.They have the globe in the center and since we will be world travelers in the Avalair, they are the perfect fit.