Talked paint to several guys at our big car show last weekend. One guy says that the front sheet metal can be 'fit', then taken off and painted separately. If this is done, he suggests drilling 1/8in. alignment pin holes in fenders and cowl. He also said that everything could be painted off the car before assembly and then installed, but that may lead to problems with the alignment. Were not the 2 holes on the top of the cowl with plastic plugs used for alignment of something? Recommendations on what works? Looked over an old post where Lucas Restrn's did a F.G. L78 (on back cover of Jerry's book) and did the stripes, D90, off the car. is that the way most do it?
I am under the impression that assembling the whole front sheet metal, Loosely, and attaching it to the front cowl, then raising sub frame up into place is the way to go, opinions? Not at that point and may be getting ahead, but want a plan. I remember some questions about order of assembly covered in other posts and John's article on the assembly process. Will re-read.