After a couple of weekends off, I rotated the rotisserie so that I could gain easy access to the driver side front and rear wheel wells. Again, the tar was really thick, but after about 5 hours, I was able to clean them up pretty good. I got a good look at some rust in the front tire well, and some bent metal at the rear. I wonder what the previous owner hit?
The next phase is a "gentle" medium blast and I should be good to clean and prime. I'll want to put some undercoating on, and will,be doing a bit of research to see what might work best. In the, meantime, I have everything I need to rebuild the front and rear sub-frame so my goal of getting a rolling chassis by November is a real possibility.