Here are the cleaned up pictures. I have to push down on this front(right of the picture) flap to get it to sit right.
The fringe edges I can't get to fit back under the broken edges. Do I cut those off? My instincts are to cut every edge clean so that I have smooth even lines and then take a wire wheel to get all the strands off. I feel like these instincts are not correct for fiberglass repair
Where this big hole is, I think I can get a board pressed up in there for backing, friend of mine suggested a duct tape backing, I'm not too comfortable with that...
Do I need to remove (grind away) all the white top coat and get to the pink FG? Or does that not matter?
For the most part, it's in place, however when I add the layers on, its going to be raised (relative to the surrounding structure) is this ok, or an I still looking to grind away at the pieces to remove thickness in preparation for the repair layers? I feel like grinding it down will cause major thickness differences in the places it separated vs. just cracked open