Lots of work there. But I think it will be worth it finally, as the rustbucketry of the bike will become (to an extent) a thing of the past. Then I will have the projects of A) possibly doing the same thing over agaiin for my triple-tree and downtubes, B) attempting to get the performance inhanced a la stage II carb, etc., C) installing the kickstarter, thereby taking a lot of little pieces all apart. And of course the answer will inevitably be D) all of the above.
I took my truck to the carwash today and was cleaning some of the backseat area out, and as I was sweeping the carpet it was literally coming apart in my hands where the battery acid was on it. Not as bad as I thought it was, but still really bad. It deteriorated a blanket, a camera tripod, my old pool cue, cargo netting, all kinds of stuff. That combined with the gallons of dog hair back there is not a pleasant sight at all. And it does still smell like battery acid.