Yep, I'm sure he much more now enjoys showing it off, taking a rest from the restoration, knowing what it was in the beginning, he probably thought he would never see the finish line, to enjoy the fruits of all his hard labor
Driving to and from a car show this past weekend, it looked as if my hood latches were barely adequate to keep my hood from flying open. So, after paying my body guy to fill in the hood pin holes, I had to bite the bullet and drill through my fresh paint to install hood pins for my peace of mind.
I realized that the previous shop had spray bombed black over rust on my front license plate bracket. So, I dragged out the blasting cabinet, stripped it to bare metal, and gave it a coat of rustoleum. After that, four coats of Plasti-Dip.