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Old 02-04-2013, 01:28 AM
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When to install running gear vs. paint

Hi all: I'm restoring a '64 Volvo 1800. It's on the rotisserie, blasted and primered and I'm currently finishing up the last of the metal work in preparation for mud and painting.
Question: should I shoot the finish coat on the underside and engine bay first and install the running gear? Or should I shoot the whole car and install everything afterward?
I'm thinking the former, as I wouldn't have to worry as much about nicking a fresh finish on the top side during assembly plus it would be easier to move around.
Any thoughts?
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