After a lull in work its nearly time to start work on putting it back together. The welder came down to view and in discussions wanted some more sand blasting to be done before welding could commence.
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.