So after a lot of personal debate and a ton of reading on this site, I have decided to tackle the body work and paint on the car myself. Hopefully with some help from the neighbor, who is a paint and body genius (owns his own shop). There will be some things I need to sort out to take this on, but I really want to be able to say I did the work. Its all my own. I know that anything can be done, just a matter of understanding the concept. So with that I made some purchases today from Summit. Included in the order was a set of Brodix cylinder heads (IK200) for my engine build, a set of Global Midwest Body Bushings for the car, a set of DeVilBiss paint guns and some accessories for painting. This ought to be fun! Front end hopefully going to blaster next week, now that I have the spring compressor in hand to finish the sub frame. On the body of the car, what are my options? I am struggling with the thought of completely gutting it so it can be blasted (removing windshields and interior). I know the car will never be a show car, because that isn't what I am really going for. But I do want it to be clean. can the car be done without gutting? I have looked in the body forum but cant find too much on it. I am guessing you could just grind it all by hand.. Thoughts? Thanks for reading. More to come!