Man, just get that baby stripped down, straighten all the metal, and take it to Maaco. Just like you said. From what I've heard Maaco does a good job, if you do all the prep work yourself. Basically, that is why any other car with a cruddy paint job from Maaco is like it is, the prep work sucked. On top of every nice paint job (usually) there is good prep work underneath. Of course, don't be expecting show quality, just a nice coat of color over your sheetmetal!!!