I was reading an old post by, I think, Presscall, called Rustbucket. I showed my wife the amazing transformation he did from the rust bucket to the beautiful finished Optimus 111. My wife challenged me to find a rust bucket for myself and see what I could do. I found a reasonable Optimus 8R that looked pretty bad. I will not do a nut by bolt description as Presscall did so well, but I will show the before and after. FYI, I did not go the Ford Cosmos color route because I wanted something more heat resistant. I settled on Duplicolor engine paint, supposedly good to 500F.