Got under the car today to take a look at the u-joints. They could be better, but they're not bad. I'm okay with leaving them as is. I also got the louvers off and finished sanding and straightening them. I forgot to buy paint though, so they'll be getting painted tomorrow.
I did take the car for a drive in the evening and I even found some great new locations for photo's. The bridge in particular I will have to revisit.
Rear bumper is off!