After many years of searching I have finally found a colour that I really like for the GrandWillys. It is Jeep Grand Cherokee colour to boot which ties in even better with donor. I was fortunate enough for the owner of this Jeep, '5.7Hemi' on this forum, to give me this high resolution shot he took in Utah.
After looking at this photo I am wondering if I should continue the factory bead that goes along the edge of the cowl vertically until it meets the guard on the angle. I don't know if it is because I extended the sill that the part without the bead looks unfinished now? Maybe I should see if I can make a piece to continue the bead down to the sill?
I felt that the gap along the edge between where the stock bead and the new sill ended, looked unfinished. The area was also a bit thin from where the rust had been on the inside.
So I cut the area out and extended the bead to meet the sill. Blends in a bit more now. I have also been working on improving the door gap as it varied a lot, especially nearer the top where the door must have over swung and compressed the edge away on the cowl.
The original sill was welded back on again after repairs and matched in well with the new section at the bottom of the cowl.
The louvers are still just sitting there as I will have to make ducting behind it to feed the A/C intake once it is attached to the donor firewall.