I have to agree that this restoration-perfection trend takes the fun out of muscle car and street rod building. I have my third 64=65 GTO restoration about finished and I intend to drive and enjoy it; not trailer and concourse show it. Nothing beats cruising around with the top down on a warm Friday night.
I guess I respect the guys who agonize over the correct bolt finish or assembly line chalk marks on their resto's but I have neither the skill or the $$ to build a 'correct' show car.
thanks for all the painting tips guys, I learn something new every time I log onto the Forum,