As anyone who has tackled a rebuild project at home will verify, once you start taking parts off a car, you suddenly find yourself needing a garage that is about four times larger than you have, simply to store some of the parts in a manner to avoid damage. Sadly, very few people are in this lucky position, so other provisions have to be made. Fortunately for me, some storeage space is available at Holdens which allows large pices such as bonnet, wings, boot lid and roof etc, plus all the door cards and window glass to be put out of harms way.
Last night I took off the rear wings, which I thought would have seized bolts and require much use of hammer and chisels. However these little beauties are held in place from inside the car on the top of the inner wheel arch by three 12mm self tapping type screws into spring clip type push on trim fixing on the wing holes. Then from the side of the car there were about 5 small screws. Most of these sheered off, but the wings just slipped to the garage floor! The outside of the inner wings are of course covered in road dust etc, but looked good and sound. After getting the wings off it was easy to remove the seat belt bolts. I also boxed up all the door trim, glass,and lock assemblies etc. I’ve used masking tape to keep the correct screws with each of the individual items, rather than putting them all in a margarine tub.(see pic) as I’ll never remember when I get back to the reassembly.