I got a lot done today! Lets see, after I pulled the radiator support to its correct position, I was able to reinstall the front end.
Here you can see how the support really straightened out by pulling on it.
installed the center support bracket
installed the headlight bracket
installed the headlight
I ordered some ebay clear corners to replace both broken once since the yard wanted $25 each
then I got to work on my grill. I used the grill that was in excellent condition but missing the emblem, and stole the emblem from the other grill I picked up. I used some JB weld to stick it back on
I'm sure some people have never used JB weld, so I took pics
Here are the two chemicals before mixing them together
and after mixing
sloppy, but it will hold
All fixed, but have to let dry until tomorrow
but in the mean time, I decided to install the spare grill for the time being
I picked this bumper cover up at the yard for $40
notice that it doesnt have the black trim, shouldn't be that noticeable
here is the reason for the new cover
the junk yard bulbs work!
Here are some pics of the interior back together
I am now on the hunt for a green door handle, this is the only one doing this
this is really tearing into me, its not that bad, but bad enough to look pretty ugly. The yard has a MINT trunk and spoiler off that SSE, but he needs $100 for it. Worth it?
This door panel goes on as soon as I get the clips
Here are some more freebies from the yard today. I needed a new drivers taillight because after inspecting I found that all 3 posts had broken off and the original owner used drywall screws to attach the light directly from the body to the housing. I will be replacing it.
I also ordered some new Duplicolor spray tint for the rear tails to cover the delamination. My carquest didn't offer the VHT anymore and they said the Duplicolor is the exact same thing, so I'll give it a shot, its only $9
The mats are so clean they are going back in the trunk until everything dries out around here, its soo muddy
This is how I completed the day
Side note: the hood is off an SE which has the hood spring connected to the hood, and the SSEi had the spring on the support, so now I have 2 springs. Let me tell you, when it pops the hood, it POPS the hood
I dont think I am going to remove the 2nd spring