I am taking the wagon to the paint shop next Saturday (3/1).
I went by and talked to them again today to be sure that they were going to be ready for it. I talked to them back in November and they told me to come back after the first of the year. I went back and talked to them in mid January and they told me to bring it in the first of March. I also asked them (AGAIN) if they were sure that they could complete it by May 1st. Naturally they said yes - no problem. I know that there is a good chance that it won't be done. I haven't had very many good experiences with custom shops but the body really only needs a little bit of tuning up before it is ready to be painted. The body will be straight enough to paint Gloss Black (or any other color).
So now for your chance to tell me I am stupid.
I am going back with suede (Hot Rod Black or equivalent).