Seemingly modest stuff, but labor-intensive and hence reportable. '69 Yat Ming shell filed out to allow use of '68 Lane cowl, channels used to positively situate hood in place for both bottom surface and side to side placement of the panel, and reuse of Lane underhood fender detail stretching atop each wheel arch liner. Chassis '69 Hwy. 61 Camaro, as are the aforementioned wheel arch liner (or whatever these things are called!) which feature strengthening ribs that I judged worth saving. The Lane firewall is held in place with a machine screw that holds it fast to the bottom of the cowl, and this too can be seen. Heater core assembly has been cut out, the resultant hole is awaiting a plug.
Work to come to play with final shape, rib configuration, and rollcage extensions stretching in and across from interior. Pockets for upper control arms (likely GMP Trans Am Camaro) to come - gee, a model with visible caster so far as how the aforementioned will be sited!
...the general direction I wish to go then.
...the cowl, hood mount 'channels', and radiator support in place. Note plugs for side view mirror on door castings, plugs in holes for standard Yat Ming exterior door latch assemblies. The later will be drilled again, facilitating the use of far better Lane '68 Firebird items.
...top view, no glue yet, likely JB Weld used to fix in place with brass pins or rods to positively site. Will have to pull back cowl a bit, shorten hood at the front a bit as well to disguise modest dimensional difference seen here. Generally encouraged for this constitutes the nastiest aspect of the bodywork filing, and now slightly nearer to completion it is. So easy it is to stack parts, but so difficult to DO something with those parts! Bare of radiator, braces to each fender and other bits, hard it is to fully assess what detail has been 'fought for' here. The Lane underhood parts for their rendition of the '68 Firebird are fine, whereas the core items seen here aren't particularly glamorous to contemplate.
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