1960 Double Door Panel Restoration Story - The Nose
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The original nose, rusted on the inside, outside, and bent from collision damage on the driver's side.
A strip cut has been cut away just above the seam, to get a look inside.
Driver's side floor buckled from collision
Scissor jack underneath, pushing against a piece of angle iron to distribute the force.
Scissor jack on top, pushing against a piece of angle iron to distribute the force, and a block of wood to protect the steering column. Don't use the steering column if you have a LOT of force to exert - it can bend! I made measurements before and after, and just eyeballed it to where I thought it was done.
View of the now un-buckled floor
Closeup of damage on inner nose
You have to bend down the lip of the lower inner support, then chisel it away from the upper inner support. It wasn't obvious at first how this went together, because the lip hides it. Don't fret over bending the outer lip, as that piece gets replaced. Don't mess up the top piece though! From the inside, the top piece is the section that is parallel to the front floor, and goes across the bottom of the headlights.
Lower inner support removed. Some more trimming was needed to get all the pieces off the frame. When you're done, the frame will be a bare C-channel. The Wolfsburg West piece has the cap and trim sections built into it.
Test fit of inner support
Same thing, different angle. When you have it right, it will just drop into place.
Test fit of lower nose (piece with bumper holes)
Note the layers: dogleg/door frame, then inner door-frame box section, and then the nose goes on top of this, and wraps around.