Welcome to October. Another 'fast' month come and gone. Nice to hear from 'Seag' and sorry to hear about the Valiant. I'm also in a bit of a 'lull'. Had to transfer insurance over to the Ramcharger after 3 weeks because the Signet hadn't been driven at all. I got to the point where just about everything was stripped off. The rear bumper is still on but once it's off I hope to replace it by next spring. You've never seen a worse one. NO dents but the chrome got so bad that previous owner just covered damaged areas with mega 'foil-type' tape and then painted over everything with argent, 'bumper-chrome' or whatever. Oh, it looks fine from about a hundred feet away. :blink: I noticed there's a small area to patch at the rear mounting pad of the right side spring. All the other frame pieces and the rockers are totally damage free. I pretty much finished the dents in the right fender and left driver's door. It is very difficult to restore the factory lines that run longitudinally along the sides of the body. (I refered to 'integrity' in my last posting). Sometimes I can use masking tape as a 'guide' and other times a drawn line will work. It takes lots of time and most 'putty' that goes on comes off during the sanding/shaping. I won't be too fanatical about the lines being perfect, as they are quite low down and it really doesn't take much 'deviation' to cause the light to reflect in a way to indicate something is not quite right. I did 'wet-sand' everything and could see any other minor dings as the surface was wet. Found a real good primer, sealer in a spray can (by Krylon) and it's easier to do body work over top of it. The finished areas will be sprayed with 2 or 3 coats of a 'high-build' primer (as required) to fill minor scratches, and sanded in between. The trunk took a lot more work than I figured. It had already been 'puttied' in a few areas on the top and mainly on the rear, drop-down portion. I had to grind old stuff off because it was cracking, although very thin, and had trapped minor amounts of moisture underneath in several places. It's definitely a 'no-no' to put any putty over rust. So, all that 's left to do on the trunk is to apply some 'high-build' and sand as much off as I need to. Yes, I do have one or two pictures of the car (from before touching the body) but none are specific as to show the complete damaged areas. I am not usually one to take pictures all the time and do regret it afterwards when it's way too late. I hope (to remember) to take a couple pics of the lower quarters before touching them. It's difficult enough to shrink the size of my photos (to around 600 by 800 pixels?) and I have NO idea how and where to post them. So for now, because of my horrendous 'time-constraints', the Signet will sit in my garage; likely all winter, and that way I don't have to worry about keeping it covered and dry. Have a wonderful October everyone.