Please show us some photos! The distributor is removed by taking out the hold down bolt and retainer.
I just replated several bolts using Eastwood electroplating kit. Also did several brackets and they came out great.
I will be using the cold method of black phosphate using magnesium oxide and distilled water on the motor bolts.
My inner fender aprons were in good shape but fragile. A company called Rubber the Right Way has the exact rubber for these.