Wait until you hear the next chapter, when he does get it finished, he'll probably be one of those that will sell it and then find another project vehicle to satisfy his urges of always wanting to keep busy doing something.I am having a nervous breakdown waiting on this. So far it is excellent but completion is only cure.
And it's nice you found a shop that has an appreciation for a classic, and realize that it's their reputation on the line, and hopefully they're doing 110% jobAll I can say is this is one top-notch shop! There are not many good body shops these days, so this is a real treat to follow this rebuild
Good choice to replace it, be a shame to let such a miniscule (but very important) part ruin an otherwise fantastic build.