The SS nose, part 2
(04/24/00) The instructions call for a little minor surgery on the bumper.
So I bought a cheap reciprocating saw. It was either that or scalpels.
We (my son Colin and I) measured the cut and marked it with masking tape.
Yanno, the shipping container makes a fairly good work bench,
and the bumper holds the instructions in place nicely.
Here's one end after cutting it off with the pseudo-Sawzall.
We used Milwaukee blades, tho. They held up real nicely.
Then we test fit the bumper and foam pad inside the facia.
I think it's gonna get a little bit (ok...lots) of POR-15 before it gets assembled to deal with that rust.
Then we marked off the cutouts for the turn signal lights. We made a couple of cuts and called it a nite.
(04/26/00) Here's the resulting cutout area after the painting thw whole bumper with POR-15.
And the whole bumper with the foam pad securely fastened by...you guessed it: POR-15.
I let the paint get about half set up and then put the pad in place. I don't think it's going anywhere.
Then I cut 2 inch holes in the bumper mounting plates for the turn signal wiring and painted 'em up.
The next thing was to start removing the trim from the side of the fender and body.
See how much better the fascia fits without the aluminum trim?
This is a poor pic, but you can see that all the trim has been removed from this side.
Now I need to grind the mounting pins flush. I may end up with a set of Monte Carlo SS decals on this puppy yet. :)
Next page: It starts going back together.