i still dont understand the disparity in condition. by all means your cars looks brand new, and like its never seen a rain drop, or grain of salt on the road. whats the mileage?
mine looks average all over and an average amount of rust.
i think part of the big problem with these cars ius that this rot starts in such hidden areas, that unless someone is ruthlessly inspecting those areas, it will creep up and bite you in the ass, before you know it. derek's tip to smother with dinitrol is indeed the best weapon, offense is the best defense, sort of way.
anyhow, how exciting, finally biting the bullet. how long did you put it off for? i hope that me doing mine maybe inspired you to get stuck in?
once you get used to looking at the problems, they are hardly ever insurmountable?. certainly not on your car, and well worth saving, before it does get worse. ofcourse it really comes down to how much time and money you can throw at the problem.
am genuinely very happy you have made this step forward, and sharing the experience with us.
very interested to see the rest of the progress pictures to see how the pro's tackle this area (compared to my humble attempt).
while the car is there, i assume the wipe motor housing will be removed the properly inspect the bulkhead inner? as thats another classic place to go, where mine started to go too.
one thing i noticed on mine, is that the bulkhead top is actually triple skinned, and when i was cutting back to clean metal the rust was spreading in between there, up towards the A pillars. its hard to tell how far its spread until they cut through and start peeling it back. i hope the a pillars are ok, as they are far mroe visible area to repair.
is the the actual wing getting repaired or replaced? external bodywork is harder to weld,. as you can't easily hide any inaccuracies in the welding, as you can in hidden areas. something i have not mastered yet
yes it is strange there were no footwell leaks considering. think you have been lucky really? but maybe on account of you garaging the car, its had less actual rain fall over it. if the dash and sound proofing were to be removed, you may well find some damp trapped in the sponge that hasn't worked its way down to the carpets
Bran flake souvenir. bloody big bowl full of them
can you leave the details of the repair shop, as if they are any good, am sure they will get some business off here from someone else?