Yes always remove everything that you can. See my threads on the mustang make over. I took my 03 vert apart to do it. It is costing me about 1500.00 to paint mine but I did all the body work and my brother painted it for me.
03 Sonic Blue CONVERTIBLE W/STYLE BAR AND SPEEDSTER COVER AND 18X10W/275/35 REAR AND 18X9W/245/45 FRONT. OFF ROAD X-PIPE 40 SIERIES FLOMASTERS AND CAI.