A few jobs done on the driver's side. On the whole it's about the same condition as the passenger side. The back wheel arch is worse but the foot well and A post are better. On the whole not to bad. Mid chassis rails are mint as are the jacking points so can't complain.
A few photos of a hole in the boots before repair.
The cars upside down in the following pictures.
I cut out and replaced the structure that runs up into the boot. Seam welded isn't pretty but its strong and will never be seen. You can also see the small repair to the wheel well. I've tried to keep everything looking original which has meant making lots of small repairs up as the shapes are quite complicated.
Then I made a repair panel for the inboard side of the repair above. Joddled/joggled/flanged? The edge and spot-welded in place.
Everything is plug welded or seam welded in place with zintec and galv primer.
I can't to the rear wing repair yet as the outer wheel arch is too far gone so I need to buy a repair panel and then see what is left to repair. I think they are about £40.
Next I moved onto the sill. So much easier with the car turned over. And having done the other side I know what to expect.
Sill as found.
And with the filler and rot sanded away.
And then with the previous repair cut out. They seem to have made the repair up with multiple small bits of metal.
Again, no real problem with the inside. Got lucky again so just needs the outer sill section put back on. Still to do. The sill is in the rafters and I couldn't be bothered to get it out so I moved onto the foot well.
Two repair sections needed.
Cardboard, tape etc and then this.
And then the complex bit that ties into it. Again, I made a template out of gaffer tape, transferred it to card to see where to bend, stretch, shrink, bash, etc, then transfer to steel.
Once happy the basic shape is there then an hour with my new Trevor's Blog approved planishing hammer, a few tech screws and the original panel as a buck got me this.
A pretty good fit and reasonably true to the original. I'm pleased with these last few repairs.
I've got Sunday to myself which will see all this welded in and I'll share some photos. Nearly there with the underneath. Better start thinking about that roof repair around the screen.