thanks for all the positive comments guys, much appreciated
i agree mark, the car does look better with the windows in, less like a banger racer
after the morning round my mums' it was time to get cracking this afternoon to finish off the welding. firts job to cut a hole in the chassis rail
that was covered over to start with, how i've missed laying on my back with sparks falling on me
it's been done in 2 sections to allow the weld to get into the cavity for maximum strength, one patch would cover it ok but not be as strong.
the final piece,
funny, as i was finishing welding this piece it dawned on me, that is the last bit of welding for the car, AT LAST
then coated it in stoneguard as well as the rest of the rear floor-pan
it will get a coat of red enamel paint in a few days once it has dried off fully, should seal it all up nicely
couldn't resist painting the inside of the car, wasn't going to but it smartens it up, even though most of it will get covered up.
painted the floor wells though not just for the effect, it will provide a bit more protection if people get in with wet feet etc, not that i hope that ever happens
plenty planned for this week, tomorrow night i have to tidy my shed up, it is one serious mess, can't get in the door
before the weekend the rest of the inside will be painted after a final bit of seam sealing is completed which i've missed. the underside of the car will get a coat of the red. the rear wheel arches will get a coat of seam sealer to allow the water to run off and not have a ledge for all the rubbish to sit on, then they will be painted.
saturday afternoon should
be the day for the wax-oyl to go in, hope the weather is still as good by then
that's the plane anyway.
in the meantime i have to find and collect another car as the prisma is sold, to a guy from up in scotland, but is with me for a little while yet so i'm not without transport.
got a good chance of a 145 cloverleaf quite local to me, well less than 100 miles away, so hope that works out