Just an update, Jerry has been digging through his parts bin and has located the missing windshield piece believe it or not, which got seperated by a previous owner who was holding a hack saw, ahem. In any case I have it now and am planning on put it back into service, I'll show how later but it will look dead original.
In addition last week my friendly front desk office manager marched into my office and said "you have a really grungy looking delivery up fromt", at which time a big guy from Federal Express who must have been 7-feet tall walks in with two (2) of the missing deck pieces from my 1973 that Jerry just shipped to Nashville. I was sorta wishing he left them down at the loading dock 18-floors below, but hey it was just a sort ride on the freight elevator back down.
You can see them here in the back of my XC70 ready to head to the ranch. All this stuff is being used, the plan is in operation now, it is moving slow but sooner or later the 1973 Lancer will be running (faster than ever before) under its own power once again.