No, this is about my rusty wreck. Whilst I was visiting my parents I took a look around the work so far, and the work remaining.
What I saw scared me - and made me ask my dad if it was actually still viable. He's adamant that it is, and that whilst it's the worst that he has seen and worked on is still doable. All it's going to take it time! And mig welding... And Oxyacetylene... And new steel. Lots of new steel!
Here's a few shots of what used to be my pride and joy!
|New rear light panel and rear panel needed for this hole...|
|New steel!!! The drivers side floor, cross members, heel board, inner and middle sills. The outer sill is to be fitted once the floor is welded in place so that there is enough strength to stop the tub warping. Gulp.|
|Why there is going to be a new outer sill|
|The passenger floor (about the same as the drivers floor was). That is not grey paint you can see it's holes. Well OK it is grey paint. Paint from the garage floor!|
But he assures me it'll be fine once it's finished! Fingers crossed - he hasn't let me down with a car yet!
And to finish my own efforts at gas welding, made from three different pieces of waste steel. I enjoyed trying this, and if I dare say it didn't do bad for someone having a first try. Then again I had intense one to one instruction from someone who had been doing this for 11 years before I arrived in the world :)
Update and PS: Apologies to Jenny for stealing her term 'Rusty Wreck' - though I think you'll agree it's apt!