I took some pictures of the turcite and ways (the boy hid the camera, so i used a cell phone... i know). Aside from the rust and ripped up strips on the ends, the ways look "ok". I can get better pics if needed for a better assesment.
I have read up a bit on how to replace this, and if she is salvagable i think i'd like to have a go at it. I think whats the worst that can happen? i waste $200 of material and have to reclean everything for a professional (or scrap her but the daughter would be heartbroken) I read the turcite can be ground or flycut depending on the thickness after curing. I didnt mic the strips but i would guess they are at least .1 thick.