white is a good colour choice ade, i do like white cars and it may well suit it
not sure what i will need yet pete, got most mechanical bits sorted like engine/'box/axles etc but will let you know
do need a good rear hatch but may well just get a fibre-glass one as good ones are very hard to find and they are VERY heavy
interesting thought about leaving the plastic arch extensions off tim, must admit that i was goign to leave it bumperless so leaving the side trim off would also make sense
would mean having a proper look at the sills though
yep shrew, we got it up on the stands this afternoon and had a good poke around, with a sharp screw-driver not a tennis ball
first off the 147 was asked to tow it out from its' new home, won't be the last time i bet
the rear hatch will defo need replacing, far too rotten to do anything with. will most liekly go for a fibre-glass one instead of searching in vain for a good 2nd hand one. they are hard to find in any decent condition and are very heavy too, a fibre-glass one would win on 2 counts.
rust-free & light!
also shown is the rusty patches in the front foot wells. the bits on the inner sill areas are far better than they look, extremely solid despite the appearance. will most likely weld them anyway. the floor on the passenger side needs plating though as there is an area where something has been left inside damp and has caused a few weak spots which easily made holes. no real problem.
you may also note i found the steering lock/coloumn sleeve and fitted that but hd to make some mounts to bolt it to the car. not a permanent repair but at least i can now steer it