Well, thanks to my super-awesome helpers Dominick and Garrett, I was able to remove the dented front quarter panel today. The frame underneath is solid, although it has lots of ants and acorns in it. Sorry ants, no room for you in this project! We broke a bolt inside the fender, but that’s okay because I plan on replacing as many as possible with new ones. It also looks like there is a fair amount of room to go bigger with the rims or lower with the springs, but we’ll most likely need to adjust the fenders to accommodate.
There was an issue with the driver’s door window not winding all the way up and just spinning. Dominick took the interior door panels off and was clever enough to figure out that the issue is some worn out teeth on the winding gear thingy (not sure of actual part name). I’ll see if I can get one from a wrecker to fix the issue.
Next up, bumper removal.