Tuesday 15 August 2017

Boot Floor Removal

Couldn't delay the inevitable next step, cutting out the boot floor, well starting to anyway. There are quite a few welding points to tackle, but as always I decided to take one step at a time.

First stop the easy bit!


Cut the main floor section out

When I starting looking at what next to cut it out it became very clear that I really do have to sort out the right wheel arch, which has always been a real mess!

This is what it look like before I started removing all the patch panels back three years ago...

... to reveal this!

Before I can get anywhere close to putting the new boot floor panel back in place I have to sort this whole area out, which includes the bump stop panel and the lower part of the chassis member.

So I started to cut away the rot. Now talking from experience I don't think it is as bad as it could be the chassis member is mostly intact and the rear suspension mount is attached to some good metal.

So I am thinking I need to take off the bump stop panel to help me remove the boot arch. Make good the bump stop panel and clean up the good metal and treat with rust converter. Then I can see about making some new repair sections for the chassis member and the wheel arch. 

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