People tend to forget back in the day before the internet, Hot Rod TV shows, How to metal work books, seminars, etc. people did what they had to do to keep them on the road..no professional people displaying their flawless metal work to aspire to, not to mention tools that only professional shops had, that today many of us have in our home shops. That car is cool, it wouldn't bother me a bit to have found those previous repairs..in fact I'd have expected it. A lot of our builds today take it to the opposite extreme..not that that is a bad thing, but more to a nod at how we have evolved in this hobby, with standards far exceeding home repairs of the past, and in some cases professional shops. Thanks for posting your build.