After inspecting the car and seeing the problems, I realized I was going to need a decent place to work. At the end of the driveway there's an area, not quite as big as I would like, but big enough to build a suitable shop. Renting a backhoe, I got started fixing the area for a cement pad.
This picture gives an inside look at what the shop is like. Unfortunately, I didn't get it taken until a couple of months later after I'd already gotten the floor dirty.
With winter coming, I decided it would be best if I had a way to put the car outside while I work on other things such as hood, doors, tailgate, etc. I saw this canopy garage on sale and decided it would be perfect for what I needed. In the pictures you can see I have it butted up against the shop so I left the back door off the canopy. It worked out very nicely and now I'm thinking I may even use it for a paint booth.
Here is my paint shaker which is a must for the do-it-yourself person. It's really convenient because you can shake the paint when you want it shaken and it does a better job than stirring.
This is the little air compressor that I bought years back and although it's not big enough to do the type of auto body work that I'm doing, it works fine for running the paint shaker and air brushes.
And finally, here is the compressor I use for all my pneumatic tools and spray painting. This one is plenty big enough to wake up the wife in the middle of the night when I forget to turn it off.