It's early summer here at the moment. Mid teens to high 20's most days. We will hit the 30's from next month. Winter it will drop to between 2-10 deg for most days. Still way warmer than winters in parts of the northern hemisphere. Suppose it's fair to say the restoration is going at a fair speed. I'd put it down to a few things, which I've listed below. These pointers might be of use to other members. Might be famous last words as we aren't at the end yet. 1. Do your homework on the coupe you are buying, so you know what you are getting into; 2.Write out a plan for what you want/need to achieve in terms of major components of the work and project itself and stick to it - this helps avoid mission creep - same for a timeframe; 3. Set a realistic budget, stick to it. But be prepared to blow it by a minimum of 10% on account of unknown rust, broken parts etc; 4. Shop around for good tradesmen to support your project - they need to not just be an artisan but also understand your passion - I'm using sole traders as opposed to a bodyworks; 5. Do as much of the work yourself as you can, be prepared to learn new things - this keeps costs down and your interest levels up; 6. Bring your family on the journey with the project; 7. Seek advice from the Forum at every opportunity, same for NOS parts; 8. Have fun. There's probably more and I'm sure others on here have written on this as well. My 3yo daughter (AKA Lola the project manager) and I will be back at it later today. Might be able to make some more progress.