Phase 1
It all started when I scraped the side of my passenger door on my car port's
support column...

Very ugly. Even more so as the car was barely a year in my posession!
I don't seem to have any pics of the repair. Basically, I painted the entire
door and rear panel primer white.   It stayed that way for almost 2 years.

So Phase 1 mostly consisted of the pre-paint days driving around with
one side of my car plain white.  Wish I had at least one photo of it. 
Just can't find any.