Adam, damn near pissed myself with the comments about gluing things. Thank you all again. This really is a great community and just bummed that it took me this long to find it. And to be quite honest, I was considering getting rid of all my kits back in August and realized with this site that there still is interest in it for me and some of the happiest days of my youth were spent building. Thank you.
It took me a while to find this site myself and I only recently joined last summer. It's given me the the motivational push(es) I've needed to move forward and get into building and all the other fun stuff involved.
I'm learning different methods of building myself. So far what I'm finding that works best for me it to remove and clean up all of the large major parts which are usually distinctive enough to not have to worry about mixing up during building. Then I work in steps for different sections of the build, say the suspension for example, and remove all of the appropriate parts for cleaning and assembly. If necessary I number pieces with a fine tip Sharpie so that I don't have to worry about mixing them up. Just be sure to mark in a place that won't be seen. If it has indy tracks on a sprue, then I like to leave them on for painting. I leave all of the little delicate pieces on the sprue until I am ready to instal them, which is usually after assembling all of the larger pieces.
I'm not too concerned about finding a "correct" way of building, I'm just learning from all of the fine fellows here and putting together the techniques that work best for me