Hello, based on the experiences here, and my lack of re-assembly experience, what is the order of operations in regards to re-assembling the sheet metal on a T? Radiator, fenders, splash aprons, etc.
What has, and hasn't worked for you. I'm assuming that the body is very last. This is for my 24 Roadster.
Everything is going to be fresh with base/clear black and I want to minimize moving parts.
Assuming you have the running gear all together, I would do splash aprons, body, steering, front fenders, radiator, lights, hood, running boards then rear fenders.
A few things, mostly obvious, really matter (like putting the body on before the rear fenders). Most of it really doesn't matter. Many people install the front fenders before the body, some the other way around. Often it matters more depending on your resources for lifting the body into place (running boards or front fenders may be in the helper's way).
No matter what order you install the various fenders, aprons, and running boards, do not tighten any of the bolts all the way until all those pieces are in place. You will need to shift things around a bit to make them line up near nice.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
On both my 24 Coupe and 1919 Runabout restorations I restored the chassis first then installed the main body.
On the runabout I rewooded the body and restored the sheet metal on the completed chassis.
After the the body was completed and painted the restored fenders, running board shields were installed.
I did it this way by myself not using or having any body lifting devices.
The Coupe was pretty much done the same way other than using saw horses under the main body when I removed it.
I simply lifted the body off the frame and the rolled out the chassis from under it.
After it was restored I rolled it back under the main body and proceeded with completeing the body restoration.
No overhead lifting devices were used.
To each his own but this method worked for me.