*SHOCK NEWS**HOLD THE PRESS*
H. IMP DOES ACTUAL CAR WORK.
I know, mental, yeah! People probably forget I used to sometimes do stuff to my cars (quite often wrongly as people on these pages often pointed out) and I'm not just here to shitpost.
The 944 has had rusty wings since before I got it. Obviously it was going to be the first thing I did when I got the car.
So here we are 15 months later and they're still not done.
If anyone remembers I have tried to buy proper repair panels but they were fucking shite so I sent them back.
So today I decided to try and sort one of the shitty wings. Didn't start well with me breaking the side repeater trying to get to the bolts down the door frame.
However after an hour or so the wing was off.
Helpfully the awkward one to get to next to the light wasn't there. Reckon thats a bumper off job so hell, thats fine with me.
Sadly things didn't get better after breaking the indicator. The wing was pretty rotten. This is how much I had to cut out.
Was at it for a few hours, including beer breaks.
Until this happened.
Will try and sort it tomorrow but probably need a new liner. It had been a little temperamental for a few minutes before but went full on bollocked in no time, so I may be able to blag it for a bit. I've no idea if Machine Mart are open, I'll check in the morning unless anyone else knows? Sure theres an emergency plastic liner somewhere in the garage though, will look.
It was already getting late though so I sacked it off for the day.
Wing currently looks like this. Its a well fucking awkward bit of metal. Lots of curves and angles.
I reckon the chances of it being the right size afterwards are pretty much zero. I was constantly measuring the wing on the other side but its equally as fucked so I was guessing where the end of what I was measuring was. Hopefully it will be close enough though.
It can be metal and filler, thats fine. Will probably still be better than the £230 or whatever it was I'd paid for those other repair panels.