|Apart from a few expected "perforations" it all looks straight, solid|
and intact. The B post / shut panels, bottom of rear bulkhead and
bottom of tonneau panel will need replacing, which I already knew.
Thursday, 14 July 2011
POST 7 - JULY 2011 - DO YOUR WORST DAVE
With some trepidation I take the rear body section to Dave Ferguson at Hutton Rudby, Ace Classic Car restorer and Triumph TR expert, to do his worst with his sand blast equipment. I know it has to be done and its probably going to make some sound looking bits a lot less sound, but what other options are there. Some rust inhibitor and a bucket of filler would spare me the trauma in the short term, and after all, who would know? Fortunately, Dave's been sandblasting delicate classic panels for years so knows how not to ripple those larger expanses of sheet steel. He also knows that theres no point in "pussy footing" around corosion. Every vestige of rust has to be completley blown away. A few days later I return to see whats left.