OK, I thought an update was in order.
The parts from Zeb turned up yesterday (thanks Zeb!
) and I spent yesterday afternoon "messing with my car" (wife's words, not mine!)
I did the how-to off the other forum on the latches; they are now loaded with copper grease. As both cables were used I swapped them round so the rustier end was on the divider block - if they snap again I'd rather they snap there to be honest!
Now I'm no mechanic, give me a Windows Server I'm happy, cars I don't get on with! Managed to reattach the latches and the new peg and I believe I have lined them up OK as it's easier without a bumper. Used the opportunity to swap my sidelights for the LEDs which were sat in the draw; so much easier with the lights off! One of the foam inserts things was broken on the end so I did a gaffer tape bodge on it. Hope they aren't that vital!
With my wife's assistance we raised the bumper to the car and fitted but I'm still not convinced it's 100%. Are the yellow peg things on the corners supposed to locate fully in those holes as I really can't see how without breaking something?
Now that was all done and the bonnet seemed OK I attempted to fit the wheel arch liner which has been sat in my shed for months as my old one was badly damaged. But it didn't fit....
It turns out that ZT and 75 wheel arch liners are different because of where they attach to the bumper. The front mount is in a different place and the profile is slightly different. None of the scrapyards I've since contacted (including the ones Bernard mentioned in his post, cheers Bernard) seem to be aware of this fact and none have ZTs scrapping, only 75s. I didn't realise ZTs were that rare. I've tried buying new but yet again it's a stock problem at Xpart despite what online things tell you. And the "new" version appears to be a single part which replaces the 3 part system I have now. Does that mean I won't have an inspection panel any more?
As I need my ZT on the road for the weekend I may reattach the old liner using the best of the old broken clips as I don't want to ruin the ones Zeb sent me. I will also need to add another bodge to attach it to the quarter panel as I never had one before as presumably the previous owner destroyed that too. Does anyone know where I can get a ZT liner for not silly money? Is the plastic under these cars just delicate, due to abuse or just because it's 9 years old? I want to attach the undertray I have in the shed too but I can't really do until the other parts are in place (although I may leave it to Mr Lates to do as I know he loves undertrays