Hey all, I'm new to the community & kei trucks! bought my sambar last week and I'm so psyched to get started working on it. I have a lot of ideas, but not a whole lot of knowledge so any light you can shine my way would be appreciated. I split this post in two parts with relevant questions beneath. 1. I want to do a custom paint job on my sambar just cause I want it to kick ass. I went by a couple shops and got quoted around $3500. Also received a lot of comments on how tiny dents in the body will stand out with any color darker than white. Now, unpopular opinion, but cars from the '90s will never look new again (unless an unholy amount of effort goes into them) so I don't really see how that will be an issue. It's not like I'm going for show-quality paint, certainly not from any of the shops I went to anyway...I just want my truck to look awesome and less utilitarian. One of the guys I went to suggested to stripe it instead of full body paint...But i'm not sure how that's any less expensive or revealing to dents in the body? Have any of ya'll had your trucks painted? If so, any tips? I've already considered painting it myself but the overall cost of materials would outweigh having it done by a professional. 2. The seats in my Sambar are kinda ripped up in the drivers side so I want to get them replaced. Upholstery place quoted me $1500 but I find that absurdly high. I'm thinking that the seats in a sambar...are actually not too much bigger than boat seats. I'm thinking about just removing the old seats, and replacing them both with a couple of new boat seats. It would run me about $200 for the both of them so I'm thinking it's worth it. Am I an idiot or a genius for thinking of this?