I actually ordered two tire changers and the smaller one will arrive this week for the small dia. rims.
I use a hand held 4 in. disc sander to clean the roughest spots on the frame , fenders, etc. I also have a 2 in. and a three in. air sander to get in the tighter areas. But that still leaves several hours of good old fashioned hand sanding with sandpaper.
My wifes excitement is happy type , she knows how much I love puttering in the shop. My whole life I built things for other people and she sees the last two years how much more relaxing and fun it is for me to actually build things for myself.
I pulled the Bolens 943 in the shop today and partially tore it down to get PB blaster on all the bolts. Tomorrow I will try to pull the wheels off the rusted axles. I will probably have to split the rims and make adaptors to attach the larger tires and rims.