My '67 is in the shop right now getting a lot of new sheetmetal: floors, quarters, trunk, drops, inner/outer fenderwells, filler panel, and rear. At this point, I have stripped the car to the unit body with the exception of the diff and rear suspension. I have already replaced the lower cowl, upper dash, and driver's cowl extension.
With the car being so bare, I figured it would be a good time to get the body straight and paint it, since everything's out of it and I could have a very thorough job done. Then, once painted, I could disassemble the front end again and do the mechanicals (it has no engine atm.) My alternative is to ge the car running and mechanically the way I want it, then paint it.
I realize that there's a risk of scratching something up when painting it first, but I figured with the front end off this could be minimized. I have restored two Datsun 240Zs previously, and each time the car was more or less complete when painted, so this is the first time I have had the opportunity to paint a shell.
What do y'all think?