You may be bored with all the bodywork shots, but I’m excited that the front trunk chin has been unmangled, and the hellhole shown in the image below has been excised and patched.
The chips of rot in the picture on the left were cut from the hellhole, from directly under where the battery is mounted in the 914, and where battery acid and salts accumulate. If left uninterrupted, it will bore a tunnel straight to Hades, guaranteed.
If Manny finishes the bodywork this week, I can bring the shell home this weekend. The paint job might even wait until after I engineer the battery rack and mounts. Waiting would sidestep the whole issue of damaging the new paint with the substantial work to come. It will also give me more time to research paint shops. With auto paint, you get what you pay for, and a good paint job is way more expensive than I originally thought. I think I’ll keep looking.