this is really the only guit site I frequent. some funny ass chit on this forum. plus anything from drop dead gorgeous flame tops to chibson discussions. throw in the pedals / amps threads amd luthier corner... what else is there....really... :)
got all the lenses replaced. one ton steering done. I'm going to put a set of 3.5" springs on the front. has too much rake with the adj shackles in the rear.
otherwise, drives and steers great. sye next on the list.
this situation reminds me of coaching little league baseball. some of the parents expected their kiddos to be all stars with one practice a week.
moral of the story is there are a ton of options for doing the practice work at home. but, you have to put the effort in. sounds kinda like your...