A picture of the ute below, unfortunately the picture is very flattering as the car has benefited from a tough life and a generous helping of body filler. As best I can tell there's as much as an inch of filler in places.
You wonder why people go to so much time, trouble & expense to do poor quality repairs... when with very little in the way of specialised skills or tools you can do a sound & high quality repair. In a way I'd like to start with a better cab, but at the same time I see it as an achievement to save a car from certain death & hopefully I'm leaving better examples (if they exist) to others who might not otherwise be brave enough to take on one like this.
Wish me luck!