Painted frame after cleaning with wire wheel. Used Valspar Tractor and Implement paint and brushed it on. I'm really happy with the results the paint has some sort of self-smoothing compound in it, there were no brush marks at all.
Re-geared the rear axle. Originally had 3.53 gear ratio I'm running 4.56 now.
These two pictures are the final pattern that was run when the new gears were set.