Ok so time to start my winter project.
So job No.1 not for the faint hearted. Rear arch and sill replacement. Nice new panel from the guys at Autolink
The sill had a previous pack repair. Whilst the repair looked structurally ok the finish was poor. This suggested to me that it had be a patch instead of a prober restoration. Also three rust bubbles around the arch meant a full replacement was the best option. Good point was all the spot welds on the arch lip could still be seen so the likelihood was that his hadn't been attacked before.
Started by pealing back the bottom sill section.
No real surprises the tin worm had been to work and suggested my plan of action was justified.
Bit more cutting and grinding left me this (sharpie lines are my next cut marks.
Getting quite involved now. I'm NO EXPERT, so any tips advice would be VERY WELCOME.
I plan on replacing the inner side with a home fabricated section as ÂŁ100 for a new inner sill that I will cut up to be just 8" long seems a bit steep! Thanks, look forward to the advice.