On cleaning up the inner wings I noticed that on the driver’s side, where it bolts to the mudshield, the aluminium had corroded well beyond the size of any penny washer.
So I cut out a couple of shapes and pop-riveted them in place:
Another rub down and a coat of etch primer. Also, after treating with rust converter, I primed all steering linkages and front axle casing:
I knew the mudshield and steering box cover were bad, but I did chuckle when I removed them:
I had bought replacements ages ago so not a problem.
The footwell was a little worse than I had thought, although this ‘agricultural’ but sturdy repair panel is still fairly thick. It is tempting to start worrying about this now but it there are probably a couple of years left in these footwells and I have to draw the line somewhere, else it will escalate into another massive project. Who knows, I may become rich and get a galvanised bulkhead one day…
So a good wire brushing and treated with ‘Fertan’:
Then a couple of thick coats of No 1 Rust Treatment:
It’s not easy getting access here as the vehicle is parked very close to a raised lawn. I have to lay on the lawn, then roll into the gap. Getting up is another matter, fingers crossed my lovely neighbour doesn’t witness my old-man grunts and groans.
Then a few passes of the roller 🙂 in Marine Blue:
I’ve had these for a while, months, maybe two years. Although galvanised I will paint them for additional protection and before fitting them I will make up some spacers to go between them and the footwell to allow water to get away:
I had stored these in the lounge, along with other new items.
Yes, I am still single 🙂
Thanks for reading…