Continuing in my scattered approach, doing what I can while waiting for parts and the painter. Fork Fun! It just barely fits my bicycle repair stand:
I've seen special tools folks have made to get the bottom nut off an Airhead fork, but I have an offset Craftsman box wrench (it's my VW and BMW valve adjustment wrench) that does the job no grinder required:
The internals are now external:
A bit of wear on the stanchion, but reusable:
Checking them on my precision Kombi measurement fixture--straight to within .001":
The right slider cleaned up with Simple Green, brake cleaner, ScotchBrite, and steel wool:
And the stanchions and damper rods reassembled and a test fit into the triple clamps:
More to come on the motor and brakes when parts arrive this week.