Thanks David.dcwalker wrote: ↑Mon May 21, 2018 8:15 amStarting to look really good Marc!
Rust levels are fine, nothing to worry about there.
Take care when re-fitting the bumper as the side plastic clips can get brittle with age and snap if they are twisted about too much.
Fuse 23 is indeed a bridge - I don't know exactly how it is wired in but if (as I did years ago, out of curiosity) you remove it you'll find that the info centre doesn't work!
Oh yes - and the fan intake does look odd, although that grille does prevent a lot of rubbish getting down there when the bonnet is closed. The metal bracket does indeed hold all that stuff in place - what you need, if you can find it (hen's teeth, good luck, and no you can't have mine), is the pollen filter housing that fits on there. Once it has a filter sitting on top of it all it doesn't look quite so strange!
Keep up the good work and enjoy!
I'm amazed at the rust levels. I can hardly find any. On the exterior there is just one tiny bubble on the bottom of the passenger door. I was expecting the worst given some of the sights I've seen on other cars!
I did notice one of the side clips/guides on the bumper only had one pop rivet fitted so it did swivel a bit. Easy fix though.
Another part to add to the list of things I need then: -
CEMIII (coming) - must get the elec. windows working!,
additional volt/oil gauges (for fun),
pollen filter housing,
a bucketload of stainless steel screws to replace all the rusty ones!
I think most of this summer is going to be dedicated to getting it back to decent level rather than enjoying the drive. But it's great fun!