Lance, I'm now thinking that if you went with the two tone like the red and white car you would be okay with the skirts. The rear panel just looks too large in one color, my reasoning on removing the skirts.
This is a great thread. Nice to see so many builders keep the nostalgia of these old kits. Here are a few I built late 69 early 70's. I still have the boxes and extra parts as well. The only thing I had to do a few years ago when they were unpacked is glue a few bumpers back on and clean them up some.
Theses two were made a team and has a tow bar to connect them.