Maybe in a few years I'll look back at this and reflect.
I prepped the hardware for the plate bracket for sandblasting (done elsewhere). The console latch isn't working, the one on the car was keyless and I want to keep it that way, I believe the originals were keyed. Parts book doesn't show a keyless option (that I can find).
Well screw it, the weather was way too nice to leave the top up, I just powered through and put the top down, it made a mess, not that bad.