Glad to see a car built, not bought, under construction by the owner-you!! Not being a bodyman or painter but willing to go out there and do it yourself on 3 sheets of plywood under the new pole shed earns you lots and lots of points on your man card. I am not easily impressed...kudos sir!! I have no opinions on color or schemes, painted bumpers, no bumpers, etc, as long as it is well done. I would have liked to put a gt350 type front valance on my car though. I love silver cars with black vinyl tops... What shape is the cowl and rear window corner areas? Only suggestions I might make are to weld up the aprons more solid, add the plate under the export brace welding it on the cowl, arning drop, pull the steering gear box and get it rebuilt now... maybe weld a sheet metal panel in the trunk rear seat opening, roll all the wheel openings before you paint it. Great story line so far, thanks for posting!