Tuesday 3 October 2017

Bump Stop Plate Repair

This is one of the last major repairs to make to the right hand rear wheel arch. It requires removing, cleaning off the rust and welding back into position when the boot floor is fixed in place.

You can see that the rust was slightly more than surface rust. But with my spot weld drill bits it came off without too much trouble. Trouble was the state of the flange it was attached to.

I realised I was going to have to make a new flange, which meant exposing it completely and that needed to happen anyway because the new floor was going here. So I started cutting it all back...

...and made a new flange.

and welded it in!

I also stripped back and repainted on some rust converter and I'll paint on some black chassis paint tomorrow to seal it all up properly.

Next job is to sort out the rear lights before moving on to the left hand side of the car for the first time during the restoration!!!!


  1. Mate, you're doing a fantastic job!..I'm just so happy my 79 has no rust at all...Good luck with it!

    1. Hi Terry, Thank you for your kind comments. I am amazed yours has no rust. Must be one of a kind!