Thanks guys... good info. Worked on it for 8 hours today... didnt get alot done but I did manage to get the nose section sanded down and ready for epoxy. I worked on a fender and a door too... I think now that I am just going to strip the top surfaces of the car to metal and sand the sides down to the factory primer with my orbital leaving a 220 scratch...then epoxy over everything... Car definitely has just the factory paint on it. Let me know if thats a dumb idea.
Car is in the garage now, safe and dry...