Next thing to do was re installing the boot (trunk) this was quite straight forward to do and gave no problems at all.
After this I carefully installed the bonnet and after closing it there was still plenty of space between carbs and bonnet (approximately 1’’). Remember there are no spacers between sub frame and chassis; I only adapted the wholes in the engine supports.
On the inside, the body panels still need the greasy rust protection but the car is in a warm and dry garage so no rush for this. For the moment the progress on the car will be slow because I’m out of the country for a couple of weeks for work and after that I have to prepare the kitchen for a re build. Once that is done al my attention can go back to the car (and the misses of course).