Well, I have finally made some more progress! I needed to finish up the underside of the body with something. It is etch primed & epoxy primed, but I wanted to go an extra step to make it look better & mainly hold up for a long time. I ended up going with a 2 part epoxy black bedliner. I chose Gator Guard, & am really happy with the results. Stuff is really tough, & sealed up the underside REALLY nice. Should outlive me now! Kind of hard to photograph. It is way smoother than the pictures look for some reason. The texture is nice because it is not sharp at all. Here's what that looks like after I sprayed it: Then I could flip it over & move forward. The paint part of my project has really been a huge issue, for lots of reasons. The biggest problem is simple: paint work is expensive. Expensive because it is extremely labor intensive, and materials are expensive-I get it. But the harsh reality is that I am easily looking at $4-$5 grand to get the kind of paint job I want. And that's not top-of-the line, just decent. Plus every surface is new & bare, lots of time, time is money. Then the reality of the situation is simple. I really don't have the money to do that now, & won't for a while. I don't want to wait another 6-9 months (or longer) to save $ to get it painted- I want to drive the d@mn thing at some point, & enjoy it. Enough already. So long story short, I have decided to do it in satin myself. Let the flaming begin. I am still using quality ppg epoxy primer under everything, since it will only be in bare steel once. But I need to move forward & stop spending EVERY cent I have on the car for a while. It's been long enough. Down the road when I financially recover I can pop the body off & have it painted shiny. Instant makeover. Or not, it's ok. So I am spraying it with SEM hot rod black. I really like to way it sprays. Honestly pictures make it look about the same as dp90. But in person it really has a great sheen to it. It lays down really smooth. And it is very consistent in gloss level. It comes pre-flattened in quart kits, and each kit sprays/looks the same. A no-brainer, which is good for me. After all that rambling, here's some pics. Yep, another satin black car: Before I bolted the back panel on. I used SEM Chip-Guard on the inside of the back body panel, and on the floors & tranny hump. Neat stuff, meant to be used as rocker guard on new cars. It is catalyzed, and can be tinted to any color. I tinted it black, and sprayed it on after scuffing everything. I love the way it came out, & it really should hold up great. Very easy to spray with a 2.2 tip. It is extremely smooth in texture. Here's a couple pics of that: So that's all for now. I will keep moving forward, and hopefully be driving this thing this year It's been long enough. Thanks for looking! Dan .