So we are to do the Irish Classic Retro and we are cutting away at the body. We currently have two doors apart and Tim is attacking the rear jacking point. If you remember the car failed the MOT in 2013 for this hole at the bottom of the D-post:
This was repaired with a quick patch to pass the MOT.
We knew this was only covering the problem which was a large weak area around the jacking point. Now was the time to do the repair which was really needed at the last MOT. Here is what the jacking point looked like before Tim started, which is normally covered by the outer sill, covering unseen sins. It shows that an MOT’d car is not a measure of a solid car. We had stopped using this jacking point as it was just too soft to lift the car.
And once Tim was happy he had got to the solid stuff and added the first repair patch, this is how the car looked:
And few hours later, we had a solid jacking point:
And still to attach the last panel .
Were now confused to how this panel goes on as the original repair, done by a previous owner, was so rotted we have pictures of what this corner should look like!!
We are also attacking the doors and have cut away the rear wheels arched to fit fatter wheels. More to post in the next few days.