The front wings be fucked, unusually they have both gone in the same place at the top. Rimmers do the more common passenger side for a very reasonable 60 quid, a mate is supplying the drivers side.
Rightyho. Findings thus far.
From the front to the back:
engine is spaffing oil from the rocker cover. Easy peasy. One headlight chrome ring is corroded. The front bumper has a fucking huge ding in it.The bumpers on these are not pleasing to me and it will be removed for that bare front end look. The front valance looks happily solid.Sadly, the bonnet is fecked due to large bits missing due to being eaten by rust. I have a replacement lined upvia another mate. Brake servo is fitted which is a first for any 1300 FWD that I have owned previously, there have been a few.
The battery is a huge fecker. Looks ancient though. Oddly the original dynamo is still in place. I will consider this. All else is good. Rad is in good nick but could do with a repaint. Rad hoses are fine. Most of the other hoses are age hardened and will be replaced. Stainless stuff will be used where appropriate.
Rust. There is some.
The drivers side suspension turret is corroded on 2 1/2 sides. This should have been an MOT fail in March but wasn't even mentioned as an advisory,nor was the lower steering column bush.It will need a smaller repair in the side of the inner wing too. That bit is no biggie. Nice flat patch will see it right.
Doors are present and correct. Drivers door has a rust bleb in one corner.
Boot lid is fine. Reversing light is fitted. Rear bumper is dull and pitted, bye bye rear bumper too.
Roof is good. Rear 1/4 panels look good. Sills have had work but look tidy enough.
Interior. Hmm.The seats are not great. The passenger seat is fucked. Carpet....present but fucked. Coverdale does a nice replacement. Headlining is covered in the usual brown glue stain. No biggie.It will be cleaned and emulsioned. This gives a virtually perfect factory finish.
Dash looks ok, door cappings need redoing. CBA.
Modern radio fitted.
The engine and gearbox will need removing and the replacements fitting. I have started to remove some of the ancillaries. The bits have been tagged and bagged properly. All threads have been cleaned up. Stainless will be used (as mentioned earlier) where safe to do so.