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Is it a problem to remove the front wings from a Mk 1 facelift Michael
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It would be if the owner caught you trying it. :kungfu:

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Good joke I am the owner and need to remove them in order to re fabricate round the head lights and check for other rust spots any ideas ???
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It depends, if you`ve worked in a bodyshop for 30 years it`s no problem: if you`ve never used an angle grinder it`s a massive problem.
This covers it, the mk1 will be basically the same.

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Thanks Just need to know for when I take it to body show thanks again
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Straightforward job for a body shop really, Especially if they've worked on older cars. Certainly, many people change the wings themselves.
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The toughest part is trying to get pattern part wings to fit. Have you found a source ?
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Hope to take them off and send them to Steadspeed restoration in Scotland. Spoke to owner who will restore them
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Thanks for the update. You don't hear of that very often, taking original wings off, having them restored then put back on. Great idea.
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It makes sense really, if you havethe skills (or know someone) as 95% of the panel is usually solid, it only needs very specific areas replacing. I`ve often thught it might be better to use parts of an aftermaret as repair plates for the original wing. Especially considering how hard it can be to get a proper fit.
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Completely agree with you Steve, as you know I've repaired a wing previously. It's just that it is nice to see a make do and mend repair approach, as opposed to I'll Just buy a new one, which is more the philosophy of this modern age with most things.

Good on you Michael, hope it works well for you.
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