instead i improved on my bumper brackets, and offered up the series 2 veloce bumper again, and i'm really leaning towards it being too much work for a novice like me.
now that i can see exactly how it should go, not only does it require stretching forwards to reach beyond the series 3 forward sloping headlamps and grill, it also needs shrinking across its length, so a section will need cutting out to narrow it buy an inch or so,
oh blimey, what to do?
it is a great spolier, and i really dont want to ruin it by hacking into it as much as it needs, i don't like bodges either, and i can see this going very wrong!
i think i might trace the outline of the veloce bumpers bottom final splitter, which is what i've wanted all along, and then make something from the template that fits onto my cloverleaf bumper, and graft it on, see how that looks....
so with little progress on the bumper, i turned some more attention to the fuel filler again, and with a little more high build primer, we should just about be there i reckon
i'm also smoothing the bumpers too, so ive been rubbing them right back to lose the orange peel whilst getting the grain out of the black section of the bumper trim because it will all be painted body colour initially anyway, and if i want them black again i will pick them out in fresh satin black.
the nice thing about hand/block sanding is you can gradually see the lows in the paint dissappearing, and all of a sudden, the finish has never been so flat, so i'm really excited about the finish paint, can't wait!
so bit by bit she's coming together, but the nicest thing is being able to move her around on her own wheels again, thats a godsend that is, and makes me feel like it is at least at a bolt back on stage rather than take everything off, well not really but still
even if i do plan to drop the engine and box out soonish!