First was the headlights, the shells needed to be finished off with fittings
and once the LED headlight had been bonded in place I fitted them to the car using new 6 way econoseals and the same wiring as the previous lights
Aerocatches - (note photos from either side)
Next was the Aerocatches, I'd had these and the flared side panels for a couple of years but never plucked up the courage to fitment - I now know why.
Step 1 - decide where to fit them and make a template so that both sides are in the same position.
Step 2 - cut out the mounting hole
Step 3 - sand down the thickness of the panel/trim the Aerocatch
Step 4 - bond in the aerocatch
Step 5 - cut slot and shape the lower edge of th e bonnet to clear the pin
Step 6 - make a bracket and mount the engagement pin (note after fitting the flared side panel
Step 7 - repeat on other side
Flared Side Panels (removable)
Step 1 - drill out the current side panel rivets and cut the panel just in front of the footwell bulkhead - I took the opportunity to clean off some slight rust and repaint the chassis
Step 2 - cut the top edge of the new panel to length/shape (including ARB cut-out) and drill the upper mounting holes using a 'hole finder' and 'clecos'
Step 3 - drill the mounting holes out to 7mm, countersink and fit M5 rivnuts
Step 4 - drill the lower mounting holes using a 'hole finder'
Step 5 - mark and cut the side edge of the flared panel following the angle of the scuttle
Step 6 - make a template for the grill - using the profile of the old/new panel at the new cut angle
Step 7 - mark out, cut and form the grill, then touch up
Step 8 - bond the grill to the flared panel witk sikaflex - use self adhesive foam to protect the inner panel (following the masking tape)
Step 9 - repeat with n/s needing the exhaust & exhaust manifold removed and extra cut out.
Now just need to get the car out of the garage for a good clean and polish.
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