|Utter carnage beneath the shiny outer.... realisation of the thorough rebuild required||Back|
|Footwells with sound-deadening chipped off. Rust from the drivers' side floorpan was cut out before having taken a photograph! Otherwise the interior was in good shape.|
Floorpan cut-away to show the electrics beneath the dashboard.
It became apparent that the chassis section needed replacing
along with the outrigger (already removed here).
The drivers' side is reknown for being the worst
for rust in a car driven for years in Sweden.
The lack of form in many places made it difficult
to know what shape to rebuild to.
Some places had been patched up previously.
Committing to some serious grinder-work on the mid outer sill.
It had to be done to replace the affected rocker-panel areas
beneath it. The mid outer section extends by about 6 inches
inside each of the front and rear wings meaning they too had
to be chopped to allow access.