The chassis, stripped of the bumpers and such -
The tranny looks much better without the clumpy silicone, proper original plugs on order (along with the shock covers as well)-
All four wheels are in this condition - looking like new, without my doing anything to them. The original tires are in ziplock bags soaked in silocone based tire dressing, and also look new.
Here is a closeup of the steering servo relocated inside the chassis in front of the front axle.
Here are some other parts fresh from stripping with oven cleaner. The bumpers are rubbery - a very good thing! That darn red paint on the figure just will not come off all the way...
That is it for now, still have to strip the interior and the front grille but I am out of oven cleaner - 3 cans so far and still some more to go!