Just read through the whole post from start to finish and I have got to say....
GREAT JOB. That car looks amazing. Something like this should be posted with every car at a show, the majority of the public just has no idea what goes into these things we do. I've run across a few people who think buying a spray gun qualifies them to do an overall paint job on a show car as well. They learn the hard way real quick.
I'd also like to say Thank You for taking the time to take all those photos and posting them here with updates. It really helps give people hope to get their own projects done.
The more you can see it being done the more confidence it gives you to keep going with your own plans.
Again, Really great job. I hope you get many years enjoyment out of it and that people know what they are looking at when you take it to shows and cruises!