And the pair after refurbishing with one of the footwell mats as background ...
With these fitted I busied myself with the preparations for the work today, for which I needed a second pair of hands, fitting the front bumper and the convertible hood. As he is free from work on Wednesday afternoons, I asked René to help me out. So this afternoon we went over to the shed.
Next came the hood, which shouldn’t be that difficult to put in. Just a matter of taking it out of storage, drop the whole assembly into the car, fixate with one bolt on each side, pull the hood up and fix remaining two bolts. With the hood thus in place the rear was fitted to the car’s rear deck, after which we pulled the hood assembly upwards to nicely stretch the hood and tighten up the four main bolts. Easy really!
Only thing left to do was mark various holes onto the tunnel carpet. This is so much easier when you have some help! After which it was high time for a tea break, after which it was time for René to head home and me to head back to the shed for some finishing touches, like fitting the rear bulkhead trim panel and starting with the carpets.
And in between I fitted the handbrake cable, new door seals (the ones I got first were too short but they were exchanged for correct ones) and radiator and oil cooler supports.