Well here she is. Totally stripped, primed with a self etching primer, at least three coats of an orange engine enamel from advance auto parts, and two coats of clear coat (with lots of wet sanding in between steps).
I definitely gained a ton of respect for guys who can do quality paint and body work. No matter how smoothly it was sanded or how carefully I painted, it just doesn't look perfect everywhere. Oh well, if I wanted perfect I would have had to pay several hundred bucks.
Overall, I'm very happy with it. Something I'll keep for years. Thanks for all your help and ideas!!