So who has done it? Is it a feasible idea?
The car in question has a somewhat tight engine bay. The plan is to remove the radiator/plumbing/resevoir, wiring,front grill and lights, battery and brake booster/master cylinder and brackets. Most of the firewall won't be painted, just the sides, under bonnet and surrounding areas.
I'll try to get a picture of the engine bay in question so those in the know have more of an idea of what they are looking at.