If you dont have a bunch of epoxy under that area should be pretty easy. Lets see some pics when you get it done. Are you going with the gray like in the reference CD or darker? I bought a can of aircraft gray buy testors that seems pretty dark and I think a good match for the reference CD. Good luck.
I may attempt to cut the ribs aways. I am not going to make mine as weathered as the MOM version. I want it a little sleeker. I plan on staining the stock a dark walnut or something, NOT paint it black. I like the wood finish. Anyone have any pics of theirs so far?