Freshly imported from California and not even registered yet.
Rear drivers side floor pan.
Drivers side toe board repair.
Front drivers side floor going in.
Is it a myth, this "dry state" business? There are a myriad of pinholes to deal with as well. Still, my mate Mick seems pleased enough with it. He likes the "rat look" as well. It is finished in laquer over bare metal with airbrushed rust paint.
Maybe from a "dry" State but there is a long coast line with lots of salt spray. I believe big Healeys brought back to the UK often rotted very quicly unless carefully rustproofed. I believe this was thought to be due to the seam sealants having dried out.
Interesting diversification, have you got a waiting list building up?
I remember seeing old British sports cars when I went to California quite a lot in the 90s. They were things like MGBs and Spitfires and to be honest most of them looked tired. If they weren't rusty then the paint had faded and soft trim and rubber items were often done for.
Well, the word seems to be going round! I need to get PeppiB's car back in next. I did promise. I've managed to bag a Hadrian sill panel for sensible money, so that's probably going to be put to use. Ahctog1 is dragging it north this week as part of another mission, so I'll pick that up.
I haven't managed to finish the welding due to a problem with my left eye. Despite safety glasses (the type which fit over glasses), I managed to get some grinding dust into my eye about two weeks ago. I knew I had done it and flushed it our with the eye bath and thought no more about it as there was no irritation. Last week, I lost focus in the the left eye and after a couple of days, I went to Specsavers to have it checked. Big bit of rust embedded in the cornea and a referal to the eye clinic at St. James ensued. I won't scare you with what happened, but it involved digging it out with a needle and is not a procedure I would recommend to anyone. Which was fine on Thursday; Friday saw quite a violent reaction, despite the eyewashing, Optrex and prescription cream. It's eased off now, but I think any welding and grinding is on hold for a few days at least.
Mick's managed to get the car back out of Mark's garage (he's back from his holidays on Monday), so I'll have to finish off the welding in the near future.
Snoopy says I must seek forgiveness from the group due to my latest outbreak of welding. In my defence, I will say that this was an altruistic act as James is one of my sons best mates. It's his first car and he loves it. Unfortunately, it's French. To be even fairer, I have chastised him on the aquisition, only to find out that his parents bought it for him.
So - the Peugeot 106. One rotten rear inner wing/floor joint.
As found. I only poked with one finger.
A short time later.
Inner panel. Butts and plugs. Oo err Mrs.
Outer panel. More of the same.
I consider that I have done nothing wrong. I have performed an act of kindness for a family friend in straitened circumstances. Well, he's a student so has spent all his money on beer.