Step 1: Rust be gone!
I'll tell ya right now, like any paint job, the application of the paint is the quickest and easiest prt of the process - the prep is what takes the real discipline to really nail down. If you look closely here, you will see where I succeeded and where I lacked the moral character to be patient. Some of you deadline oriented non perfectionists will identify.
Perfectionists will sieze the opportunity to share disdain and point out the flaws - I'll be forging ahead with with and without flaws since I am building a car that drives down dirt roads, and can live with a bit of criticism about my methods - after all I have two teenage girls - I know about how to recieve criticism!