I am very hesitant to post any new updates here...
...the old adage, "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't..."
I understand your hesitation to the extent of understanding that it is your project, to the extent that personal decisions must be based upon one's own circumstances such as environment the car will be stored or used in after restoration and available resources for original-style materials etc. I have also felt the "rub" of a few suggestions along the way for my project, though most of those "rubs" were back a few years ago now.
What I resolved to share or ask for help now seems to follow the primary focus this forum was intended for..."Concours" in nature, as the name of the forum suggests. The overtone of most comments that used to seem to "ruffle my feathers", was really an attempt (by those comments) to steer "Other Readers" away from anything that might be duplicated by another future restorer and perhaps on a show field, claimed as authentic because they read it over here. More often than not, the comments I have seen within this particular thread (without trying to go back & read everything over again) have looked to me standing on the sidelines, as just that.
Simply put, other people follow the lead of articles and photographs seen on the internet as a basis of doing their car too. It's all well and good when it is exactly as it was delivered when the example they are working on matches up, but far to often, it has caused other restorers to make serious mistakes in restoring their car to what they believed to be Concours, when indeed it was not.
As I said before within this thread, I really like seeing pictures of YOUR project, even the areas that are not "As delivered" (Concours)...IMHO, I agree with your decision to stick to your basic internal instincs of procedures and should you have any future regrets on those decisions to do or not to do any of the suggestions made by other members of this forum, it cannot be anyone else's fault. (should result in less hard feelings).
LOOKING GOOD MAN!