This is how it sits now, going to let it rest a bit before moving it out further. Another important question - how did you do up the front scuttle bolts? I can't find a sensible way to get a spanner or wrench in there.
Did a bit of cutting here too, may remake these panels without the louvres.
Driver side front wing, and I thought this one would be easy! If you want to stick to 7J wheels then you can bolt these one without modification. However at some point we are planning to but 8J's on the front with 225 tyres. For these to (and they do very snugly) the wing need to come out a bit. For that you need chop holes on the inside.
The holes are a bit of a mess and the bolts need to be replaces with smooth dome ones. However this was several hours of fiddling after which it was time for a break!
The plan is to open out the holes a bit more so they run exactly parallel to the mounting.
It's not quite on centre but it will be easy enough to open up the mounting holes underneath so they can be moved. The powder coat on the brackets cracked when we bent them (to fit a bit better) so that will need repainting. You can take the wheels off just needs a slide out and pull from the bottom and they drop right out!
Striker pin strengthening bracket with rivnut for attaching the body tub
Tub bolted with counter sunk bolt and cup washer
Driver side bracket
Driver side bolted with counter sunk bolt and cup washer. The door was a little tight on this side so I got out the trusty sheet metal work hammer and a few minutes working the ali and it fits right past.
Decided to rivnut the rear wings on - once the body is in place you would be able to bolt them, this way the wings can be taken off without the rest of the car needing to be pulled to bits. In a worst case situation the wing could be removed for repairs in a short space of time.
Rivnuts are P40'd from the back (polyester based body repair stuff with glass fibres mixed it) this is to reduce the risk of the rivnuts from spinning in future if they need unbolting.