Changing the oil pan gasket was the first "real" job I did on this car in November 2009. It was the first time I have ever put a car up on jack stands - and I needed some help* doing that as I was very nervous about what to do to make sure it was safe.
There seemed to be an awful lot of crud on the inside of the pan:
I cleaned up the pan a little bit and painted it with some ford engine paint I got from California Mustang. I could have done a better job here, but it came out ok. This was my level of aspiration at the time.
*Thanks to James W of BAMA for taking time out to show me where and how to position jack stands and what nuts and bolts to undo.