I've just started a partial restoration on a basket case 1980 Spider. I'm a first time Alfa owner. Even though it doesn't run, and it's loaded with rocker panel rot, it still looks great to me. But then, I've yet to start plowing money into it! My goal is to be able to drive it around town on weekends to fill the void between my bicyle and my daily driver (1997 Buick Riviera).
If anyone is presently doing any MIG welding of body panels in the New England area, I'm very interested in observing the process. Give me a shout.