Here is a gallery of some close up details on the rust. Winchfield Engineering have been cleaning out each rust spot back to bare metal ready for preparation.
Winchfield Engineering have moved on to starting work on the body tub.
We always knew this was the bad spot as it had some visible rust on the outside, however it can be a bit of a shock as to how bad a "good" car can be.
Here on the drivers side rear we can see the panels that create the rear of the arch have trapped water etc and quietly corroded inside.
Sam has sent in an update on the progress of his SJ. Many thanks Sam!
These SJ restoration projects are proving popular at the moment, if you have some work in progress why not send in the details to show them on this website?
Winchfield Engineering have sent over this update showing the progress on the panels.
With the bolts in full retreat, Winchfield Engineering had a first look at the body panels.
Around the rear, with the wing panels and taligate removed, some more rust became visible.
This is behind the panel, so can be fixed with some fabrication rather than a replacement panel.
On the left you can see the end of the rear crossmember which will need some work to ensure the rust is completely removed
It looks worse than it is really, it should clean up fairly easily.