yeah, welding wins it for me.
i once had a vauxhall chevette, i filled up the sills & painted them to hoodwink the mot examiner. i also took it rallying round a local quarry and added a thick coating of mud to complete the illusion.
it worked, the car passed.
6 months later, i got a flat, so, in went the jack. just as i lifted the wheel off, i heard this "crack" then a crunch, then the sill gave out, taking half the floor with it, car had to be scrapped. lesson learned.
what finally drove me to put the 75 off the road was when i noticed that the camber of the front wheels could be different every time i looked at them, also, the tyres were wearing badly, initially, i thought the tracking was maybe out? i got a fright when i saw how little of the chassis legs were left. the "bottom", or "lid" ?? was almost completely rusted away on both sides. i suspect it's the lack of rigidity in the chassis legs which has led to the stress cracking on the inner wings ?
i hope to get the wishbones off mine soon & get the cracks welded up.
i started a welding job on my fiancee's mini, just to do a subframe mount.
damn thing is totally rotten ! 400 quid's worth of panels later i find myself doing a "roadside restoration". unfortunately, the mini has to be completed before i can start my cars.