First, welcome to Team CAMARO
While in my younger days I spent many a quiet (
) night in beautiful downtown 'Bendover' NV - driving over to that 'Salt Flat' road exit to the east every morning ... just as the sun came up - I seldom get up that way anymore
Sounds like you have had many of the common victories and setbacks many suffer while trying to get a project to completion - or at least some level you can enjoy driving.
The one common denominator I often find when reviewing projects where folks have hit the proverbial 'wall', is that they have reached a/the level of their talents (or patience) to continue working, learning, and evolving their skill level and have not made a commitment to move any further.
That's not an accusation that anyone is lazy, dumb, or of any other disposition that would prevent them from moving on, it's just a point where decisions need to be considered and vetted to meet your goals.
Intervention from more skilled friends can often help, but many tire fairly quickly of working on others projects unless there is a reciprocal arrangement to benefit them on their projects - be that time, items or $$$ ...
Since I know of no other TC members in your immediate area, I can't recommend a viable 'trade' arrangement with any locals. That's not to say there may not be others in your area, it's just that it may be up to you to search these willing folks out. I've often established good prospects via discussions at local Car Shows, visiting local 'Cruise-In's' to talk with 'Car-Guys', local chat sites for car folk, and even through checking into local Adult education automotive classes at nearby campuses - these can be an excellent venue to meet and work with other car guys while getting the skills, and access to facilities, to complete your project.
Hope you find the help you need and/or make a commitment to increasing your skill levels to where to can continue on with your project