Meanwhile the splash wall coverplate was being sanded. Rob and Steven used a paint stripper to remove the sound insulation
We just needed to make an oval hole for the water expansion tank. Rob remembered his childhood and took some cardboard and scissors and after a few attempts he had a nice prototype.
Also the subframe and the steering rack were mounted again.
It took some effort but it worked out fine
We lifted the engine out of its support to put it in the car again.
The only problem were the bolts from the engine supports, but with some swearing (after being hit with a hammer on the fingers..) everything turned out fine.