The next morning I had a lie in. I unbolted the headlight housings so I could remove the old lights. The housings had some surface rust. And the chrome surrounds were covered in paint. Heres a clean one versus a painted dirty one. Thankfully the paint comes off pretty easily as it hadnt stuck all that great to the shiny chrome. The housings got a sand and wire brush back, ready for a coat of rust covertor primer. While I waited for that to dry I fitted the front mudflaps. New one on the drivers side. And cleaned old one on the passenger side. The Hi-lux triple squirters went on next. I needed to fit the aircon condenser next, this one is out of LJ as the 78 didnt come with one. Had to remove a few panels to get it in, but it fitted fine. Pipe work next. All connected. I also adjusted the bottom panel as I wasnt happy with the gap between it and the guards. This is the gap I was left with when I fitted it yesterday and it was pretty much the same both sides. I pulled the bottoms of both front guards in and tightened the bolts up to hold them in position. Much better! Clear side repeater went on next. The little rubber rear headlight covers went on next. The headlight surrounds got a coat of black enamel and hung in front of the fan to dry. Snorkel next. I put some masking tape down the A pillar and sat the snorkel in position. Marked through the holes in the bracket. Center punched the hole centers, stuck a really powerful magnet to the A pillar to catch all the swarf and put a step drill bit in the cordless. All drilled. Used a paint marking pen to paint the bare metal in the hole. Once the paint was dry the plastic inserts could go in. And then the snorkel could be fully bolted and screwed on. The snorkel is slightly in the way of the aerial but I think it will be ok. I'm sure just extending the aerial to this point should be ok for reception. With the paint now almost dry on the headlight surrounds it was time to look at replacing the rusty bolts that held it all together. I found some replacement bolts but they needed cutting down. The way I cut bolts when I have to cut a load the same length like this, is to put one in the vice to the required length and put a mark on the vice jaw where it comes to and then just clamp them all up to that point, for almost identical length bolts. And then just run the hacksaw blade along the edge of the vice jaw each time. The old headlights were looking pretty rough anyway. So I'm pleased to be replacing them with these new ones. Put the headlight surround in the vice, sat the new light in position, dropped the chrome surround over the top and screwed it on with the new bolts I cut to length. I thought I had been really careful with the springs that hold the headlights to the radiator support panel but I couldnt find them. They will be in a carefully labeled snap lock bag some where but they wernt in the boxes with the other bags. I thought each headlight had 2 of these springs (but I could only find this old one). So I went to Bunnings and bought some new springs. They were similar diameter and spring force but too long, so they would need modifying. So into the vice with it for surgery. Cut the now unwound end off, bent a new hook on it and it was done. Did all 4, still thinking each headlight had 2, so I've got 2 for LJ's restoration, once the 78 is finished. Headlights went on next. I fitted the nice new clear side lights to the grill next (thinking I could bolt the whole lot on as one, which I then found out isnt possible) So after removing them from the grill, bolting the grill on and then fitting the side lights, we end up with this magnificent beast! Man those clear lights look so much better than the dated orange indicator that was fitted! OK.................. The time had come to tackle the rear door debacle! I decided that I would try and bend the door I fitted to suite the opening. So with my super strong Irwin clamps and some felt covered sanding blocks to protect the paint I began clamping. It worked well but I needed even more leverage on the top of the door, so I blocked the bottom out with blocks of wood. And it worked really really well! However not only are the tops of the short wheel base/long wheel base at a different angle they are also a slightly different shape. So even after adjusting the doors via the hinges its not perfect. One clear difference between the 2 bodies is that on the long wheel base the doors sit out from the body at the rear and the wrap around rear windows butt up to them. As opposed to the shorty where the doors sit inside the C pillars. For this reason I decided to fit the rear side windows next. First I cleaned all the old tint off the inside. Methylated spirit in a spray bottle and razer bade made light work of the task. Then I could flip it over and remove all the paint from the other side. Its bloody hard to remove and time consuming. Steel wool seams to work best but I have to remember to wear gloves because it makes a mess of your thumbs and skin after a while. Took over an hour to clean the paint off. But then I could finally fit it! Followed by the other side. Fitted the rear door handle. As well as all the other rear door lock parts, to ensure everything would line up and work with the wrong door. Side vents went on. I started cleaning up and fitting the chrome gutter trims. This first one took 40 mins to clean the paint off and 30 seconds to fit! I picked up some free wheeling hubs and the hub I needed to replace my damaged one with this morning. And I may have found a rear LJ78 door! A local guy has an LJ78 sat in his field, minus all the front doors, front end panels and engine. But it might have a few other little bits and pieces I need hopefully. As I'm just not happy with this door, its OK, it will work, it will seal, lock and be dust and water tight. But its not right and its bugging me. Anyway..... I've got to go home, thankfully no jobs have come in during the last 6 hours so I've been able to sit down and do this little update and bring you all up to speed on Project 78, but its almost 5pm, which means I get to go home and play cars again!