Thursday 11/23 update. Shop has bonnet off and we went through the damage. I thought the bonnet support frame would be more mangled, but it doesn’t appear to be the case. Tech is concerned that there appears to be a ‘droop’ from right hand side down to left hand side. However, this car has always had a ‘droop’, even after suspension work was done, and as long as I have had this car (34 years). I never really noticed it from the front, more from the rear as I approached the car… more noticeable if car is parked in garage where there is a slight slope up to the garage floor. Tried to get a photo of it, no real success. I pointed this out to them, if it’s just the way the car has been all its life. Have never had door/hatch closing issues, wheel/tire alignment issues, etc.
Then I also noted there was a small (@ 3/8 inch) dent in one of the air cleaner trumpets, that lined up with the inner splash shield on the right hand side. I attached this photo to ask if it looks like that splash shield is normally shaped that way.
I looked at engine bay photos of other s2s on BAT, and couldn’t really tell.
Shop is going to check measurements to see if there are alignment issues. They refer to the ENTIRE engine support frame system as the ‘birdcage’, while I was thinking “birdcage” was just the framing forward of the radiator that supported the bonnet.
Items that were not on the original damage claim are the AC Condenser and supply and return lines. From another post, it appears that it is a 16 x 18 parallel flow. Found a possible repl on ColdHose for $89, but have zero knowledge on their product quality. Recommendations welcome. The damaged one is original to the car, so @ 55 years old, probably not going to attempt a repair.
Next up was inspection of the bonnet. Shop felt undervalance was too badly twisted to warrant the time spent to fix it and suggested the Martin Robey assembly. This shop has had good success with the MR part. My front turn signals escaped damage so they are OK. The headlight diaphragms were found to be in tough shape (corrosion), so will replace those (BD28460).
If there is to be any good news, it is that the top bonnet pieces are all workable as are the majority of other interior bonnet parts. The next step for the bonnet is to be completely disassembled and stripped.
Thank you for all of your suggestions and advice. Any parts that are going to be replaced I will ask to have, someone can probably use them for something.