It is a long process, and there are times when it best just to put things down and walk away for a day, or a week. My wife keeps telling me that I need patients, and I tell her, If I wanted patients I would have become a doctor. I am 1/3 into restoring a 72 convertible, I have sand blasted the whole car and just spent the winter grinding, striping and repainting the engine parts. I have just welded in my engine aprons, rad support and I am currently doing the floors. My car is not concourse or for show, just a solid driver that will look great when it is done. I have found that the more people, shops, mechanics I talk to about problems that I have encountered, the better I feel. You will figure this out, and when it is done, it will just be a smirk on your face when someone asks, was it a long process to complete your restoration.?????