Rob, you and redsdad have offered tremendous advice. I thank you guys. That last bit of yours, though, is something I will more than likely revert back to many times during this build.
As far as organizing and the tear down, I've already stripped that '81 Regal (Donor car for a different frame) and my avatar car ('79 Monte), and learned that for me, those small parts organizers work the best. I label each divided section with masking tape. So far, so good. I've got a lot of stuff sorted out like door hinge bolts, and those brake/fuel line clips. I also cleaned them before putting them in the drawers.
I've got the outline down 100% in my head, and about 65% on paper so far. Struggled long and hard over which engine to use. Some parts I have will just be swapped from one to another. My '78 will lose it's factory fenders so I can use the parts car's (those have no rust--should cut bodywork in half)
I think I follow all the points you offered, and I appreciate all your input.
In a while, Chet.