While Brian was destroying the differential, I temporarily installed the new front wings. The drivers side went on just fine, but I struggled with the passenger side. Eventually it fit, and I stood back to admire my handiwork. Here’s what Rupert looked like:
I didn’t even take a picture. Instead, out came the measuring devices. Turns out Rupert has had a bit of an exciting life, and one of the inner wings is buckled. I could, I suppose, chase the dents around for days, or I could just buy a new inner wing. Also, the grille panel is a bit wonky, so that’s coming out as well.
Brian is looking a bit perturbed by now, and rightly so.
One inner wing repaired, it was time to replace the subframe so we have some mounting points for the new grille panel…
Bolted on, everything seems square again, now for the new inner wing to bridge the gap.
Done. And the bonnet even fits properly. Well, close enough for now, at least.