Took the plunge and cut off the top panel.
F'N G-D MICE!!
Made his bloody home in the recess under the wiper cowl! With jute from the interior and shredding the once pristine hood pad no less!
There's a drain right there for water, so guess where all his toxic corrosive pile of p!ss went?
That's daylight you see through that lower plenum floor.
What I though was just rust from debris pile up was because of one friggin mouse!
Which also took out the drivers side floor......
Well, at least it's fixable and not as bad as I though it was.
I'll pop out the spot welds on the air horn, a quick clean up with a wire wheel, a few patch pieces, paint and back together it goes.
Then I can move on to the subframe connectors. While I'm down there, I'm going to seam weld the existing subframe stampings to the floor for added strength, just in case my plug welds aren't as good as I think they are.