At the end of the day, I feel accomplished, and isn't that what matters?
Today I took the ped apart, into the main pieces I want to get powder coated, and inspected every part along the way.
My front and rear brakes are good, the cables need to be replaced.
Almost every bolt and nut will be replaced with new non rusted components.
My rear wheel bearings need to be replaced.
My wiring is good.
My tires need to be replaced, and one was installed backwards, which I already knew about and have the parts for.
My forks are in fantastic shape.
This ped only had 3k miles on it, so despite it being 21 years old it should be in great shape. The frame and body are mostly rust free, and the parts that have rust can be repaired super easy.
Overall I have high hopes for this build.