Thanks everyone for the compliments. I have not been able to do ANY work on this for about 2 weeks now it seems. I have done 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of top coat black all with 1200 grit wet sanding in between. I will do the final black top coat this week and then get ready for the stripes.
I have been getting everything in order for my local Rover club's annual big event that we had this past weekend (Oct. 22-24).
I have not finished clean up on the front bumper to take to powder coater either... I'm such a slacker.
James, I'm considering getting another body to have as my "beater" body.
Thanks again everyone, and I should be back to some regular progress.