Ray, you know how I feel because we spoke on the phone earlier today. We discusseds the fact that there may be a silver lining here... Ray wants his engine bay painted with everything in place. If they remove the front clip to repair/replace fender metal, he might get better access for a spray gun to shoot the engine bay. He may also have better access to do his disk brake booster and 3/16" lines.
Ray was going to get his car painted. If this had to be, I'm glad it was before the new paint job.
If I can help, gimme a call, Ray. - Dave