I found a video that details some more of the car. The front bumper is primer grey but doesn't show the side of the bumper we can see in the picture he posted on the site. I hope whoever it was is ok. This really doesn't surprise me, when really cutting into these cars you discover how slapped together these things are and how little structure there is in certain areas.
If you sever one of the rockers, then there’s really not much holding the car together at thar point. No roof like on a t-top car and it just tears. Compound that with a rusted floor, or a seat pan with stress tears, and these cars are just weak tin cans.