Prepping the new Front frame rail/shock tower assembly - old stuff cleaned up, new stuff prepped for installation
Then I realized how much work still remained just to get the new part installed...from cleaning up the metal interfaces on the car where the new part will be welded in. plus all the test fitting and measuring of the new part to ensure proper placement, plus identifying and prepping all the new plug weld locations on both the car and the new assembly. It's a surprising amount of work still to do.
First, it's common to have a little gap here apparently, but most folks just 'force' the gap shut with sheet metal screws and weld it down. I'm not interested in that because this gap is just too wide.
Second, I think some of this gap is due to the force of the front end collision. The firewall is shoved aft ~ 0.2 inches. I'm not going to be able to pull that back, and I'm not going to replace the firewall, and since everything else lines up an this wont affect anything else, I'm going to come up with a solution...later.