It has been a while since my last post, mainly because the car has been working great. It seems I have all of the kinks worked out and it has become a great daily driver. I still have to put the new top on it, but the old one works, it is just no longer white. Twenty years of dirt and use has left it well worn and dingy colored.
I drive it every day and enjoy it thoroughly. I have no regrets at this point with all of the modern updates and changes I have made to the car.