What I'm seeing there is fresh inspiration for your frame paint scheme... sort of a mottled rose-orange with flecks of brown and puce.
It's not too late to change your mind regarding that passť gray
You may also consider starting a new thread entitled Superfluous Tabs
to gain a larger audience.
seriously, those damper rods look like prime candidates for electrolytic rust removal.
looking forward to seeing the frame repairs & modifications.