Thanks James. I hope the next bits will be of some use out there. I have fitted both front wheel arches, lots of plug welding/grinding/flappy disc and then Bonda: Next job remove the front panel, and fortunately find that the rust has not damaged the heavy metal inner valance which joins the front chassis legs to the deformation panel which is also sound. The "washer bottle" panel which joins the front of the cab floor to the inner valance needs surgery and replacements are not available. The inner screen surround is also bad in places, and available but I like a sheet metal challenge and would prefer to retain as much factory fitted/primed metal as possible especially when it is retaining some of the relationship between A pillars and airbox. Also I gather the replacement lacks the 6 lugs that secure the dash and my originals were sound. So some pics of the repairs to said panels; Below air box to surround repairs with primer, note state of the top flange yet to be done. I guess most of the damage to front panel and these 2 behind all down to leaky windscreen seals not being fixed properly. So if yours is dodgy do not wait for the brown streaks inside!! Washer Bottle panel repairs including one for the base of the N/S A pillar which was not holed but a bit weaker after grinding and rust killing. This last one shows my DiY 1" hole punch kit, sorry about poor focus; a hardened steel boss (actually a piston from a Beetle suspension strut) and a bit of steel tube ground to present 2 high points on opposite sides of the diameter, method - mark metal panel and drill 2x7mm holes opposite sides of diameter, clasp panel between boss and tube in vise with high points in holes and squeeze to shear out a nice penny washer! So here is what the underside now looks like with repairs above valance, sealed and painted: Next the front panel, lots of prepping holes for plug welding + inside and front of airbox scotchbrighted primed and finished in RAL 5024 Pastel Blue which is the way we are going for all below the bulge. The IGP front panel (which came with this abandoned project) did give me a scare on first fitting as it did not seem tall enough to fill the distance between the valance flange and the inner screen surround lip, however when finally stretched in place over the A pillars and with top and bottom edges clamped, all was well. Before that final fitting the A pillar and mating flanges had 3 coats of Bonda as there is little welding after fit. I use weld through primer wherever there is plug welding to do. So the new front fitted and bare metal primed, you can see the Pastel Blue peeping through the indicator holes. I will seam seal all the joints in a few days and give the joints another coat of paint. Flagging a little now but there are a couple of important little panels at the base of the A pillars which close the void behind the bumper mount. I guess half hidden by the bumper ends, but they are double curvature and form the bottom front corner of the cab door opening so I spent some time getting the shape right using a template cut to the shape of the door lower front edge. I have still not welded the back edge bent over the A Pillar flange and will wait until I have rebuilt the doors and try to make sure I have parallel edges. Here is one of the the little rascals: Lottie is now sound underside from front to engine bay. There are some horrors at the back end (badly done shunt repairs?) which I will attend to probably next year. Its almost time to harvest and press some apples and over the Winter I plan to work on all the running gear and cab fitments so that all is perfect for fitment when I finally have a rust free and painted body shell.