Yeah, the time thing usually helps people understand. They figure 3-4 hours so when I say 40-plus, they usually don't want to impose on me that bad. Maybe ask if you can trade time. In return he can donate 40 hours of his time to help you build a deck.
I love this idea. Sorry I joined this late. Personally, I might have sectioned it longitudinally at the C-pillar to help bring in the rear protrusion. But now that it's in primer, it doesn't look as dramatic as I thought. Keep doing, this is cool.
You've got to be kidding. Other than the Indy 500 (loyally), I don't watch a lot of Indy races. But I happened to watch this one. I think the last, full, non-500 race I watched was the Las Vegas race that claimed Wheldon. Though Wilson was not proclaimed dead earlier, I always suspected he essentially expired at the track and was being kept alive by life support. I fully expected the final word to be within hours. Bummed the rest of that day.
I think if many of us (if not most of us) invested that kind of time and care into quality work like that, we'd be also be too personally invested in it to let it go for anything less than that kind of money, if at all.