|Nephew Kie cleaning out the guttering with wire brush
|Geting the rear hatch opened certainly helped get access to some of those nooks and cranies
We begun by removing the paint and rust around some of the more coroded and crumbly bits of the old girl. The engine hatch (see below) in particular needed a lot of attention. The early bay hatch is a hard to find item and my thinking is that if i can get a couple more years out of it will be a bonus and give me more time to hunt a replacement.
|Engine hatch preperation
Most of these holes are pretty small but under the rear wheel arch below the bench passenger seats was a larger corroded area that required some more medival treatment with the grinder. This hole will require some wire mesh to support the body filler but as the area is hidden from view it needent be pretty and i will probably just use the harder P40 and not bother with the top coat of P38 which sands down to a flat finish
|Grinding on the wheel arches, notice all the safety precautions
|Keeping the unpaid labour working till sundown