Oh, just went to post on this thread and see I was having issues with the starter three years ago, it's not a new thing.
It did it last week too. Could've just looked on here to know whats wrong. 😂
Anyhow, as mentioned on the news 24 thread, I decided to sort out a bit of rust today. This required me removing the o/s wing.
In order to get to one of the bolts, I needed to remove the bumper.
Unfortunately, once I had got the bumper off I found this.
Taken quite a whack that.
Its not actually attached on the o/s mounting, it had completely rotted through. The bolt was still attached to the car when I took it off.
Once I got the wing off I was greeted by this:
It ain't meant to be see through.
Left a bit if a mess on the floor.
All in all though, its not bad. There are a few bits that have gone rusty where the rust protection has cracked but on the whole its not bad. Imagine all of it would be rotten if it wasn't for someones hard work covering it in this sticky shit.
Bit here at the end of the sill will need doing too.
So on this side, its just the bit next to the light, the sill end, bit on top of the inner wing behind the light and a couple of bits at the bottom of the inner wheel arch.
Could be worse.
Lobbed some rust inhibitor and painted it later on once I'd dug around and prodded everywhere.
Currently sat like this waiting for me to fire up my welder.
Front crossmember is rusty but salvageable, will just give that a sand and a lick of paint.
Weather looks gash tomorrow, so I'm probably gonna go for a bike ride round Gisburn forest instead of this but if we get a good run of weather, I'll hopefully be able to crack on with this fairly quickly.
ImpJr is expecting it as his first car in 9 years time, so I'd best get on with it.