I have spent a couple years procrastinating on this: I stripped my 99% rust free 91 lx's interior for paint and sound deadening 3 YEARS AGO. Then I ruined my tailgate and bumper and it sat. Then it warped the block due to the low speed fan not turning on sometimes. Then it sat again. The car is from AZ, has only been in Ohio for a few years. I have a buddy swapping the motor from my rusty spare wagon. It has 45k on the rebuilt head and I trust it. It costs the same to fully rebuild a motor as it cost to just have my buddy swap my other one. Anyway. Inside. I myself have been pulling the dash out to seal the windshield, , rustproof/paint/deaden every square inch inside the cabin and doors, remove dash, seal windshield, wire amplifiers and run heavier wire to all the speakers, install new steering wheel, swap steering column YOLK, install Speedo cable, and finish it off with new carpet. That list inside is partially done. Outside, I am swapping tailgates, bumpers, pulling rubber plugs for rust proofing, undercoating, painting exhaust and shields, and installing this nightmare of a hitch receiver. Now that we have both engines out, I can give the engine bay a touch up with acid, polish, and paint. All of the aluminum will be rinsed and washed with aluminum brightener, then sprayed with a poly "wax" such as a motorcycle detailer spray. Fortunately, my buddy is a bargain and handling the engine swap. The list is long enough, and that's the level of detail the silver escort deserves. Great colors, and only specks of rust here and there, nothing to be concerned about. On areas with no rust; I used whatever paint was laying around. Hi temp near and on the exhaust, and I have yet to purchase floor paint. I am taking my sweet time to make sure this thing DOES NOT RUST. Theres like 100 rubber plugs that can be pulled and paint sprayed inside. I spent several hours behind the rear axle alone. Every broken tab will be solder welded back together, all burnt bulbs replaced, and all metal clips stolen off the parts car. It's very exicting to me! I'm hoping its drivable by Monday evening, and pretty much wrapped up. I am doing no exterior paint work at this time. The car does have extensive hail damage. The rustproofing it my real priority right now.