OK I should be finishing the 1200S but the recent fine weather has sprred me into action on an outside job... My SIMCA/Talbot 1100 pickup. Bought in 203ish, I had a few years' enjoyable use out of it. Then, having taken it off the road I had a health scare, now resolved thankfully. It then spent years, partly dismantled, at the back of the queue behind other projects. I've been collecting panels from Autojumbles, Phil Hart, David Chapman and Stuart Wade and have a NOS 1294 shrt engine to power the finished product. The pictures show some of the old familiar 1100 rust havens...around the bulkhead and jacking point. I've been lucky to find a NOS passenger door and an unrusted driver's.
A few years ago, when my Espace was off the road for repairs, I used the 1100 pickup through a particularly bad winter. It already had some rust problems but the salt from the roads just added to the rot. Strangely, the rust on the left hand side is more on the bulkhead and inner wing. It is OK there down below. On the right hand side, as you can see from the first photos, it is really bad at the bottom but OK at the top.....
Finally got round to adding some metal. Inevitably I've found a bit more rust, just below the windscreen surround. Once flange is repaired where wing fits and sill is fitted, it's on to the other side.
Chassis leg, sill and O/S bulkhead done. Can now move on to more accessible parts. 'New' doors being prepared. NOS door needed hours of sanding to remove 30 years of surface rust. S/H door from EX hatch, I think, needed patch welding below bottom hinge but was otherwise solid, at least by SIMCA 1100 standards. Brown striping an orange door certainly needed some shifting.
[img src="http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i347/wardsim/100_3565_zps673bef14.jpg" alt=" " Decided to cut rear O/S inner wing out completely as I had a NOS panel to replace it. Shocker turret area was a mass of past patching with the strenght of cardboard.