Author: Will

Dashboard stripdown

I decided to take a break from metal work today (and give my neighbours a break from the noise!), and tackled a job I’ve been putting off for a while: removing the dashboard and instruments. I’ve never attempted to take…

Outer sill fitting

As promised, the next job to tackle was getting the new outer sill panel fitted to the driver’s side of the car. Technically this is not the hardest panel to weld in, from an accessibility/complexity perspective at least, but it’s…

More rear wheel arch fun

It’s been a bit of a dispriting time since my last post. Having cut the bulk of the old outer wheel arch off, I thought it would be a small matter of just cleaning things up a bit and then…

Rear outer wheel arch removal

I’ve been deliberating about replacing the outer wheel arch since it looks such a mess, but it’s solid enough and won’t be particularly visible when the car is finished, so I could probably live with it. However, as I’ve removed…

Rear wing removal

I ended the last post mentioning that I hadn’t been able to mock-up the new rear wing fitment to help check sill alignment, so today’s task was to try to get the old rear wing out of the way to…

Outer sill removal

I’ve had a couple of weekends away from the car due to being away on a work trip, but I was back on it today, and the next job was taking off the rest of that outer sill panel. I…

New panel delivery

After stripping the car down I’d made an initial assessment of the various other panels I was going to need to get things started, and placed a (frighteningly large) order for them. The first batch arrived today, so for a…