Quoted from FatPanda:
I did mine over the holiday season, and it took me about a month off/on, with a lot of time waiting for parts that I hadn't ordered beforehand. I had already gone through all of the mechs and everything was playing 100% when I first acquired the game. It was pretty much a straight transfer...
Thanks for all the info, really helpful! Did you have any issues with the clear cracking when you pre-drilled? My friend recommended doing the sway sooner rather than later so the clear is still slightly soft and less likely to crack or chip.
Also, where did you source the replacement lamp sockets?