Side note on fixing body damage re: time/costs...
In preparation to sell the Miata as a Heritage class base build I decided to take care of the body and paint. The car had some midwest hail damage and while it looked good for 50 at 50 I figured for a hundred bucks or so and a few hours I could put a bit of a shine back on the car. After about 40 hours with a body hammer and stud welder and now $300+ in material it's back to all (mostly) clean lines and fresh paint. Were I to replace panels I would have needed a deck lid, hood and fender in addition to the rear quarters. If this car were going to run SM or SSM I wouldn't have gone into the effort though under a body damage rule I wouldn't have run it. Even if you were to get salvage parts locally it'd still be the better part of a grand plus labor and paint.
That said, you guys need to be careful with this existing body damage rule particularly at the regional level. It could screw many otherwise good racers that just want to have fun. I don't see how someone's dirty car impacts anyone else's race.
This is just after the tub sprayed. It was shot with paint code Ford SZ Flame Blue.