Well, back in August the car came home (link here) , and it's been languishing back in the garage awaiting re-charging of funds.
I decided to bite the bullet and get a proper whole front panel. It wasn't cheap, but the front valance was shot. I was going to sped a few hours repairing it, but it had gone round the holes in the front badly, and that was going to be difficult to get right.
... and the front comes off,
... took some cussing, and help from the wife....
Now for paint ... (more funds required !!!)