Looking good, I've been offline for a few weeks so have only just seen this thread, I can see all the hard work that's gone into removing that underseal
The areas of corrosion are not that bad at all, especially for a series 1 car, looks like a good shell sudboy, I am now gona look thro some other threads to see what i've missed and stick an update on my resto thread.....
yeah vecchio that underseal is a B***er to get off isn't it!! don't think i could remove all of it like you have, it would drive me nuts i'll go round and remove any patchy or cracked underseal and go over with fresh. Luckily the underside is in very good order, the rear inner arches need some cleaning up, painting and re-undersealing as the front inner wings have.
I'v removed the side windows and found only a couple of bits to weld. The sills which are original are great as are the rear arches but i'll remove paint and get a closer look to make sure there's no hidden areas of rust or repair. S1 resto pics 002.jpg
Those rear arches look very good as do the sills, those rear side window areas look familiar!! if there like mine the underside will be much worse (you will need a mirror!) and to get the corrosion all gone it needed more cutting away, what surface rust was left I used a dremel on then etch primed it, then zinc primer, then seam sealer, after paint it can all be waxoyled. I quite like this colour, all part of the series 1 1970's thing but I know you are planning to do this car white, look forward to seeing more
Thanks vecchio i'll check the underside of the rear window frame, its covered in some sort of oil based product in there, i just hope they sprayed it up over as well There are plenty of holes along the top of the sills and door area so its had plenty of oiling in there as well
spent the day getting the windows, interior and rear end stripped, and much more work uncovered!! S1 resto pics 003.jpg
Some similar areas of corrosion that most of us will easily recognise if youv'e restored a sud!!
It look similar to my yellow one in terms of where and how far it has gone, those rear inner wings are not too bad mate, I found it best to use a carbide cutter in the drill and cut it back to good metal, corrosion in that area looks to be due to water from the other side getting between the inner wing panel and the rear spring trumpet panel. A good repair is possible if you want to throw enough time at it.
That corrosion around the rear screen.... I did make up a bending jig to bend up some repair sections, if you want me to send it out to you in the mail just let me know, peter has the boot hinges in stock although they are the bolt on type, mine were weld on type so they needed moding to get them the same. looks a good shell all in all. If you look through my resto thread you will see that I found major corrosion in the box section under the car that runs between the rear inner wings and the rear panard rod attaches to, I had a major repair there so well worth investigating....
Thanks again vecchio is the box section filled with foam?
I'v got in touch with a local welder, he comes highly recommended so i'll give him a try. He uses gas so i'll have to be handy with the fire extinguisher He's a retired fella but done a lot of classic/historic vehicles in his time so should be ok
He came and took a look the other day and was very surprised in its good condition, i think he was expecting to rebuild it haha
Going to concentrate on the front end first, then the rear, once all the upper body is welded ill take a closer look at the underneath..
Like vecchioalfa says they do seem to go in common places. I have a small hole each side at the back of those window surrounds. Mine were caused by the window frames rusting over them I reckon. I must keep my eyes open for two new ones but what are the chances !! Very fiddly to repair the old ones.
Did you buy those carbs new, they look very clean.
PS the paint code on mine is Bianco Capodimonte A.R.015