I got my new AS in August. Never thought I would do anything other than cosmetic. Absolutely don't want to revisit the 70s though, I don't remember being too comfortable then either. Dusty is now in the auto hobby shop, gutted, walls have devinyled, vents replaced, windows resealed and floors and frame are next.
The project just kept growing, but I have been elated the entire time. Reconstruction after floor and frame
to the chic bachelorette pad that I will live in for the next 3 years.