I am chronicling the build over on Turbobuick but here are some pictures that I posted today on the frame front suspension and the Raptor undercoatingI know the feeling. I have been doing a build on a 68 Chevelle, did the frame powder coating and had to drill holes for the Holley motor mounts. It's a sickening feeling but I did what 565bbchevy mentioned, just dabbed some primer and paint on the exposed metal. I used full Ridetech kit as well on that and I did have to do a bit of drilling but it was prior to coating. Like you, trying to do as much work on my own as possible. Post some pics!