And so finally today I was finally able to get my hands on it and see what was what!
plan is to take it a little bit slow, not only to lessen the blow to my
wallet but also to simply get things done right the first time rather
than have to re-visit areas further down the line.
So I had already
costed a few bits up before making the purchase, I know that the most
expensive parts will be a set of headlights even if they are aftermarket
and the Airbag set. Most of the parts im probably going to get from a
Toyota dealer or online if they're cheap enough and legit.
So without further ado heres a few pics of my first day spannering on the car!
Here's how it sits in the garage, quite tight compared to the previous occupant and as you can see its still looking a little sorry for itself.
Couple of closeup of some of some of the damage
Quite a horrible sight! but with the fenders and the remnants of the headlights out of the way it was starting to look a bit better.
Those fenders are a bit of a pain to get off though!
The core support was a little tricky to get off with the washer bottle in the way and a few mildly bent bits of radiator support in the way but eventually after a few hours it was in a much better state and I could start checking out whether there was any further damage to be worried about.
Sorry for the blurry pic!
And the pile of parts that came off...
So now that the worst has been removed there's a couple of bit's im unsure about so I'm looking for a few second opinions!
The Top "branches" of the rad support are clearly bent and I'll replace those along with the enter of it that holds the bonnet lach mechanism however I'm wondering if a couple of other areas are bent which I wasn't expecting, namely these areas:
It almost appears they've come ever so slightly away and bent downwards from the rest of the frame, thoughts on this?
As well as this the bottom of the rad support actually looks straight which I was not expecting, can anyone confirm whether this looks right?
So thats it for now, the battery's completely dead as well so that's a bummer.
I'm going to have to get a shopping list together and start placing a few orders as I hope I've removed all the bent parts so far that don't need their spot welds drilled out, those will come next!
Edited by: Samwise