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Thread: *How To* Replace a Complete Front Panel

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    yeh you might as well do the whole lot. then you know you know you have solid headlights and cross member.

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    These are a bitch to do on the turbo conversion as the plating kits go over the top. But ive got all mine out and ready to put the new one back in but im having trouble pushing it all the way back did you have this trouble? and also where the towing eye is how am i meant to spot weld that when you cant get near it or what did you do on yours?

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    Hey, from what i can remember around the towing eye we welded where we had drilled out the spot welds like in these pics

    and no we didnt have any trouble in pushing it all the way back, the molegrips went on with out any trouble in the pics shown. you must have some bits left onthe shell which are in your way.




    There should be abit going across the bottom, but it had rotted

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    I replaced the lot on mine too. Much easier and more worthwhile IMO.


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    ill be doing this in the next couple months but the engine may be out

    would i need to brace the chassis legs if i remove the engine and front panel?

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    just done mine and this guide was pretty helpful.
    i must admit, without spot weld drill bits it would have been terrible, god bless screwfix!

    couple of pics to help others.






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    that "stitch welding" on the bulkhead is shocking. more power or less wire speed will get you in the right direction

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    how the hell do you get into the spot weld at the side of the towing eye with the engine in?

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    drill through from the front

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    duh why didnt i think of that

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