Weekend is almost over. Picked it up yet?
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Sorry, yes picked it up yesterday morning and been busy with it ever since.
Got through about an inch of filler on the sill to find a hole you can get your arm through (no joke). It had already had a patch welded there but then they slapped filler on it which has trapped moisture and rust has spread into the floor pan. So a bit of work to get it through the MOT - good job I don't have to pay anyone to do it.
Cut some repair patches to fit and got one of them welded in place. Started with an arc welder (all I had) but ended up burning through the metal. So I had to go and get a MIG from machine mart and that does the job.
On the plus side it drives brilliantly, so much more modern than my MK3 - and quite nippy for a 1.3. Not entirely sure it is an original exhaust so that probably helps
Interior is fine, will be better once I've steamed the seats, but there's plently of rust to treat and repaint.
Will get some pictures of the sill when I can.