As I was looking for relatively easy tasks to complete, I decided to tackle the propshafts so that they would be ready when the axles were complete. I ordered new universal joints from a local parts supplier, and stripped both propshafts down.
A wire brush on a grinder cleaned the mud, muck and rust off them, and a quick sandblast prepared them for spray painting.
One of the end dust caps was missing, which meant the grease in the splined joint could become contaminated. I welded up a crude but effective replacement.
New universal joints were installed in each propshaft after painting. Great care was taken not to hit any of the bearings, and a press was used throughout the process. A small tool/jig was welded up to enable pressing of the bearing cups back against their circlips to ensure the roller bearings did not bind. Each propshaft received a coat of 2k gloss paint once the universal joints were installed.
The propshafts received new rubber grommets over the splined shafts, and the finished product looked really smart.