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Lots of shoving and pushing the new panels to line everything up but I’m happy with the results.
Got to sort out the hinges now so it all fits properly going to try gas struts instead of the noisy springs
Gas struts on and works well, took two goes to make it work. Didn’t buy the expensive kit so made my own from a pair of universal ones and some different eye ends that I had knocking around in my odds and sofa box. Incidentally the eye ends are off the engine control cables from a lynx helicopter.
Still working on the door alignment but spent some time stripping the 3 mm of paint and filler off the bonnet. Tried using the jet wash sand blasting attachment on the pressure washer. Was great and removed the first couple of layers of paint (very messy job) the quality of the blasting is massively effected by the dry sand you use. The rest of the layers were removed using paint remover which worked great because the sand had left a good keyed surface on the paint. Then I used a heat gun to peak off the filler. Someone has been watching too many US restoration programs because the bonnet was coated all over in filler ( mud)!
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