It was especially cold this winter, and there were very few times when I even wanted to do anything in the (unheated) garage.
I did get a pair of brand-new reproduction shocks from Bill Stipe. They were expensive, but very well-made. In March, as soon as the garage was consistently above freezing, I painted them, and bead-blasted and painted the original rear shock arms. Then I installed everything on the rear of the car, using the original nuts and bolts that I had refinished a couple of years ago when I did the front shocks.
So now the car has good working shocks on all four wheels!
Spring is finally here, and it is slowly getting warmer, so I should be able to resume work on the front fenders in a week or two.