We're on the same page with this Mike, but the horizontal metal that sits on the frame rail between the strut tower and core support looks like a bag of mashed arseh0les. I need to redo it, but as you said, I have many, many hours vested in it.... do I really want to repeat that? No. But I will anyway, because I want to at least strive for the 70-80% you mentioned. Having grown up around a body shop, I know what it takes to make it look right, but I never delved into the skill to develop it myself, I just watched and concentrated more on the mechanical aspect of rebuilding cars from scratch. Either way, from the buddies I have talked with, I think the hammertone finish is how I am going to go because I think it is going to look cool, more so than I think it's going to hide my Michael J Fox bodyworking skills. I will add that I lack many tools to actually DO the job the right way. I've had a 60 gal air compressor in my shed for over a year I have yet to hook up. Once I get that and some rotary sanders and DAs, I can actually say it's my skill killing it and not my lack of tools to complete the job. Plus Harbor Freight has a bodyworking tool kit that I need with hammers and dollies. Using a ball peen hanner and some angle iron to straighten metal just isn't cutting it.