Right, mine is original but I never said it was'nt crusty! :lol:
It will look far better after this area is blasted very soon, but I think you can see how it fits at least. I dont want to replace mine just repair a hole in the centre trying not to loose the early 'tyre indent' if possible, but keeping the dents.
The top edge is spotwelded, but could be re-created if the metal's good enough to drill the old spots out and re-use the holes, as its impossible to get a small spotwelder in here.
I think you'd need a dremel to grind the plug welds down as its awkward to get a grinder in here, and you might grind some unsightly grooves in by mistake!!
Right hand side corner looking in, showing overlapping lip. Again small plug welds in the right place would do.
Looking down into left hand side. Seem to be just a couple of decent welds holding it in.
Left hand side again, you can see where the panel goes up to at the front.
The front edge of the spare wheel panel overlaps the front valance on the inside by about 1cm approx you can just see the line here.
From the outside you can just see at the bottom where it overlaps ( the primer is where we remade the front edge where there was an old 50p sized hole right through to the inside of the bumper iron mounts.
re. the front inner wing lower corners where it meets the front bulkhead, mine looks just like yours! and I have looked under a few splits here to see the actual angle to cut off that stickey out corner, but all the cars I've looked under have been repaired here or have underseal on so its hard to see, and it would be impossible to put the metal back if you chop too much!!
But I will take a pic under O's '50 when I'm down there next.
Look I can type almost as much as I can talk!!
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