Today, I went to another shop. A one man restoration operation nearby that came recommended by a few neighbors. Nice man, clean facility, and a couple of nice cars in various states of repair. He only does rods and muscle cars.
$900 for the front end, $8-10k to do the entire car with a color change. He doesn’t have availability December. I’m going to get the front done. I don’t think I’ll have the extra cash to do the entire car at this time. For that money, I can get the drivetrain swapped and interior finished, and still have a 20 footer. The rust won’t get any worse, it lives in the garage and only sees nice weather.