Got the car back from the shop. New core support is welded in. He offered to weld in the 2 big patches while he was in there too, I agreed. It was a friends dad, I trusted him. Well after getting the car back, overall experience was terrible.
I explained my idea for final results of the welds and patches being put in. That I was shaving the bay and needed it to be smooth and ground down etc. It did not go as planned.
It'll hold but welds on the core support look like bubblegum and styrofoam. The patch panels were welded in underneath the existing fender wells giving me a huge transition now between new panels and existing metalwork.
Exact opposite of my goals.
There is a fender and headlight mounting hole that doesnt line up anymore. I cant completely blame him for this one as the donor car was a sedan and I have a coupe. Even though the parts are the same, I assume the fenders mount in different spots. BUT being a body shop with a million dollars of vehicles you're working on, you'd think they'd test fit and see the problem. Just drill a hole or whatever but don't argue with me about it.
Detailed pics coming later
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