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  1. I've been under the disco armed with my trusty air needle gun. Found a few holes This is what's annoying about getting garages to do welding, they use the minimum amount of plate, and surprise! you've got a hole next to where they've plated. Then there's the weird "scabs", where the surface of the plate has gone but solid underneath. Except scab on the side next to the fuel tank also has a crack in it. N another crater on the offside. It's like there's chunks of "not steel" in the steel. Fortunately apart from the gaping holes it's solid, as my 30 year old migmate only works on the top power setting. I can do pigeon shite: The one at the side of the tank was more of a bastard as I don't want to take the tank out, but also don't want to melt it. So I welded a bit, cooled it down with wet towel, repeat. Except when I came to do the top edge I can't get the torch in. Had to get the sealant gun out stick welder, and bend an electrode. Obvs I left the slag on to make it look more pretty and will have to be liberal with the underseal. Mega pigeon / MOT standard: Not sure what to do with the crater on the right of the pic above? It withstands 90 psi needle gunning. Also not sure about wheel arches. There's this spot where the underseal has failed: I'll grit blast the rust spot and treat, but should I remove all the underseal for if there's more nasties hiding? Or a new coat over the top of all sound* underseal? Ultimate plan is to fit a new rear chassis, but just haven't got time or facilities. So shonky 3mm plate to hold it together for another year.
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