Plan to cut it when all the seams are welded. I trialed fitted the grill before I made the final patch. Just as well I did as the ‘dip’ at the bottom of the valance had just enough clearance. I had to adjust slightly extending it down to ensure there was enough room for paint!
Could I get some advice on the final prep. I have protected the bare metal with etch primer.and or a high quality rust converter. Gives a good base for paint. I plan to use a two pack epoxy paint on the underside. My question is about application of the filler. Should I continue the epoxy over the top of the valance - max protection - but all the instructions for filler suggest it go onto bare metal?