how'd everything fit?
Looseness in the parts? Not if you know what you're doing. Which isn't difficult on a strat. What parts do you find are loose and can't be tightened?I have built about 7 warmoth guitars. All fit perfectly. However, I am not sure I would try what you are going to do unless you wanted to change the wood. I think guitars sound better when they stay together, taking them apart can introduce some looseness in the parts that is hard to track down. The Mexican guitar quality is fine.
Screws that go into the wood which remove wood every time you take them out. The neck screws are a good example of this. Which is why I moved to machine screw inserts for the neck screws.Looseness in the parts? Not if you know what you're doing. Which isn't difficult on a strat. What parts do you find are loose and can't be tightened?
Well, if you were changing the body, you are putting new screws into a brand new body with no holes. I was talking about the older body if you want to use the old pickguard or any of the older hardware.Ah, that's true but it takes a lot of times for that to happen if you're careful and don't over tighten. It wouldn't put me off if I wanted to change the body, that's for sure.