I'm curious about the cost as well, every one is always so cagey about mentioning what things cost them, it's either a conspiracy or everyone is not letting on to the partners what it really costs and they're worried they will see it!
Well, since you asked... I have recently put my 1850HL back on the road after 26 years languishing in my brother-in-law's garage. It needed a little welding on the front of the sills which I did myself, and the paint was generally faded and very scruffy. I told my local body guy to do a cheap job because the car cost me nothing, and although I spent a fair bit on reconditioning it, it was still not worth a lot. I removed the front and rear screens and all the bright trim, but not the windows in the doors. It came back looking very good, although if you look carefully you will see some paint blemishes, and there is a bit of overspray on the door window rubbers. I'll rub that off one day - perhaps. What did he charge me?