Okay, looking at the plans...
Fuselage page 28-07 is where I put on the lower cowl plates, already done.
Fuselage page 29-08 is where the side cowl hinges go onto the firewall, which I will do.
Fuselage page 35-09 is where you install the cowl pin retention bracket, which looks like it's for the top hinge pins so I can leave that off. Or can I? RV-14E's pictures appear to show the retention bracket in place.
Fuselage pages 35-18 and -19 involve cowling hinge shims and cowl attach hinges, which I understand to be the parts to replace with the Skybolt product
Finishing section 45 will involve skipping and modifying numerous steps to deal with the Skybolt product but, at the end of the day, I'll have a bottom cowl that is connected to the firewall with piano hinge and a top cowl that is connected to the bottom cowl with piano hinge and a couple of nutplates but connected to the firewall with 1/4-turn fasteners.
Am I close?
On some of the other suggestions:
* What tailwheel options have people tried, loved, hated, etc.? I'll mostly be on pavement but there will be trips to other surfaces.
* How much better is a Vetterman exhaust and how much do they cost for the 14?
* I already committed to no steps while building the fuselage. I had a chance to get in and out of a -14 (the phenomenal example that Tom Martin built) without steps and it's fine for me. For passengers, a little folding stool isn't a big deal.
* I'm looking at Classic Aero. I had hoped to keep my interior options as open as possible so I might end up with the seat backs from Van's anyhow to keep the option. But thanks for that tip!
* If anyone knows of a good source of cowl hinge pin covers, please share a link. Tom Martin's has covers and they look so clean.