The photos are in slightly the wrong order but you can see how bad the floor well and sills were,the car was driving when I bought it,but being a fussy git I thought I'd break out the grinder and hammer and get it restored,it turned out the shell wasn't actually that bad but I left the car in the hands of a few people who decided they would take their time with it,now I've learned a few skills I'm getting my hands dirty
The key to spray painting is in the preparation, then hand finishing the top coat, traditional cellulose is still the easiest to use in my book.
My 1500 estate was painted using a HVLP (high volume low pressure) system, which is basically just a motor blowing warm air to the gun, it's a lot cheaper and more user friendly than a full compressor set up.
Those little yellow plugs - Ziebart Rust Proofing - the elixir of a long Simca life!
Ive got the front windscreen seal sorted . I just need a rear windscreen seal in order to progress. The cars just sitting outside with a tarpaulin over it. If i get the seal sourced i can get the bodywork sorted early next year.theres no point doing anything until i get that sorted first.