Pictures taken of the continuing work
Passenger side rear wheel arch, boot floor & chassis rail extension repair.
(Click picture for larger, better quality version)
the floor/sill rot had extended to the leading edge of the rear inner wing, so
the rear wing was removed and the area repaired using sheet steel and new wing
mounting nuts were welded in place.
The wing itself was not too bad, so the rust was removed and the wing
flange painted with red oxide primer.
Unfortunately the boot area had been leaking for some time and the
passenger side of the boot floor (at the rear) was rotten, as was the rear of
the inner wing, which crumbled when touched!
Also, the rear chassis extension was totally rotten and had been subject
to a BAD repair previously consisting of a bent metal plate nowhere near the rot
and just tacked into place on one side!
So the area was cut out completely back to clean metal.
The fuel tank was removed and the boot floor, chassis extension and rear
inner wing was replaced.
Next the driverís side was examined carefully and a little rot was
found in the rear sill area.
This was minimal and was patched as a replacement sill was not warranted
at this stage.