Feel free to look around and read all of the crazy things we have going on in this forum (there's one crazy guy trying to shove a Lincoln Mark VIII motor in his II, and another doing a 429 swap, and a German doing the most precise II restomod ever... and about a dozen others), and post pics of yours because:
I sand blasted underneath, then put two coats of primmer , three coats of black satin chasey paint. put on new gas tank, did away with the plastic aux it came with behind the back fender. .all new underneath. Had the original 4 speed tran, checked out and put back together. I found the first owner,he told me it was black.and the guy i bought it from he had it red.So i think i am going to go red with black strips.