These are pictures of the car now
primed and having its final prep before painting.
Extra work was needed to repair the
rear of the front o/side wing to where it meets the sill.
A close-up of the front n/side wheel
arch repair. Unbeknown to me there wasn't much metal behind the
The o/side front valance and wheel arch
needed some repair and plating
The front valance has been rubbed down,
plated and primered. Notice that the front lip spoiler is missing.
This will be painted satin black before being refitted.
Here you can see the sills which have
had the mounting holes for the side skirts plated and have had
stonechip paint added, before they are sprayed red then painted
black to the level of the sill. Normally only the bottom of the sill
up to the line on the weld line is painted black but I have opted to
bring the black paint up to the top of the sill as I feel it adds
emphasis to the red/black contrast of the colour scheme.
Here the fully repaired wheel arch
ready for painting can be seen. You can also see the sill and
triangle part of the arch join very neatly.
Another view of the n/side rear arch,
showing a little of the detail toward the rear.
This shows the other side namely the
o/side rear arch detail. Only the lower part of this panel has been
replaced which forms the wraparound from the bottom of the rear arch
to the back panel.
O/side rear arch detail.
The car in the bodyshop. Not the colour coded rear panel will be
swopped for an original black one. You can see the extent of the
replacement sections to where they join the rear behind the bumper
part 4- All panels sprayed (pre-buffing/cutting).