Well gentleman I came here for some advice. I got an 81 Z that was my first car, bought when I was 16, that I have owned for the last 20 years. Sat in the garage for the last ten, got it running and driving again last month and it is finally time to do it the way I always wanted. The reality is, however, my 81z needs new front floor pans (I slammed in some metal coverings when I was a teen), probably at least one quarter panel (maybe 2) , there is rust in the cowl under the windshield now I noticed, and a new tail panel from some odd damage. The pinch welds on the bottom where the pans meet the rockers are also mangled like someone used every inch of it trying to jack the car with them. It's not in terrible condition but it certainly needs some bodywork (and that's what I see). Front subframe also will have to be fixed around the body mounts from a little rot. I keep on seeing rolling chassis late second gens for not a lot of money and am just wondering at what point do I just start over with a new to me car? Someone locally has a roller 1980 berlinetta that appears to be (and claimed to be) completely rust free....for under $3K. It is also a coupe and my 81 is a t-top. I swear sometimes I look at my t-tops and I think I like them, then the other half of the time I decide I hate them. Just trying to get some advice from you guys that have faced similar decisions.