You may have noticed that there hasn’t been much progress recently… This is because I managed to completely mess up the shape of the wing, having fabricated some new parts to replace the rusty areas.

Whilst I was extremely content with the finish of the wing, it didn’t actually fit on the car… I was mortified!

As you can see, the panel just doesn’t match up to the door line!

Obviously I’ve been working on these panels for a good couple of months now, and whilst I’ve had a great time doing them it was devastating to find out that the work was a complete waste of time.

Yes, I could re-do that single area, however I’m feeling completely bogged down by this panel and there are so many other jobs around the car which I can’t wait to get onto – I just want this wing to be on the car and I haven’t got the motivation to work on it for another couple of weeks.

I may come back to it in the future, but I’m planning on fitting some new fibreglass parts which won’t rot and should go on without any fuss!

Most importantly, what have I learnt from this? I’m happy with my painting and finishing skills, however the downfall was the fabrication of curved parts from sheet metal. You can see this process here.

What would I do differently in the future? Unless the panel is simple and flat, I will purchase repair panels to weld in, rather than trying (and probably failing!) to construct these subtle curves myself.

 

 

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