I didn't have a plan for the Fiesta, just thought I'd better fulfil my roffle obligations by picking it up! Then I actually dove it, and found that it's very nice indeed! Now I don't know what to do, really, because...
...I've just been out and had a look at it in the midday sun. I've got about 6 hours of my 24 hour insurance left and thought about popping up to the MOT station with it- it's got 5 weeks to run on the current one. However, I had a bit of a poke about underneath and found:
This was the back of the sill. I peeled a strip of sticky sealant and rust off with my fingers, no screwdriver required. Is a gap between the inner and outer frowned upon? The other side is the same.
This is the fuel tank (I think). Obviously not holed, but starting to go?
I think the killer is this though:
A fairly large hole within a foot of a suspension mount. That's a guaranteed fail right there innit?
The floor doesn't look too clever either, though it doesn't look holed yet.
I'm a complete ignoramus when it comes to structural repairs. Are those problems going to be more than the car's worth to rectify, or can someone who knows what they're doing with a MIG just patch it up? Quick advice needed please, as I have to get it parked up somewhere off road before 7.45pm tonight to avoid incurring further insurance expense!