It was ANZAC day here in New Zealand yesterday which is a public holiday. Wifey was working so what better time to wade into another project on the car.
The fibreglass front is quite old and has had a few modifications (both intentional and non-intentional) over the years. I blocked the grille and side-panel holes after the grille and vents were removed.
I don't like flip-fronts so decided to make it a two-piece removable front. Out with the grinder and cut more-or-less along the panel lines of the original hood:
This is the first time that the front bodywork has been mounted accurately in place, and it's nice to see the fit. By this time I'd already cut the front grille opening to the approximate size and shape it will end up.
The turbos sit under the arches, and have a bit more room around them than I'd estimated:
And there's loads of room (but a rubbish photo!) under the hood:
Now this is in place I can get on with mounting the radiator and oil cooler, and sort the fixings for the panelwork.
A cheeky glimpse under the front skirt:
About the right stance
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