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It would certainly be a lot easier if you have someone to help you support the panels as you are undoing/refitting the fixings.

I'd probably want the front end on axle stands in case the wheels need removal, and it would also give more access for behind the bumper.

Naturally, you will have the replacement panels to use as a guide for where your existing bolt holes are, and I would presume is bumper off - then wing; and reverse that order for reifitting.

It may be an idea to place cardboard under where you are working, in case any obscure (but necessary) fixings fall onto the ground. It will help to make them more visible.

If you are needing to paint the panels yourself - its a lot easier to do this before fitting (and indoors - if you can).

Best of luck, if I can offer any advice - please ask away.


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