Thanks for all the positive comments
. Looking forward to getting it back on the road although I'm a way off yet.
I've been thinking about what to do with this. There was no doubt that it was going to get repaired properly just at which point in the reassembly.
That area of rust came to light after I'd got home from having the bulkhead repair done. I hadn't fully removed the sound deadening only pulled it over so that the work could be done on the passenger side of the bulkhead. This patch is on the driver side and the peg supports the 'pedal panel' whilst you put the bolts in from the engine bay side.
This is the head of the peg in the wheel well.
The car now needs to be mobile enough to get it on a trailer and down to Sean to sort out. Time to bolt on the freshly powder coated subframe...
... with the refreshed subframe cups...
The o/s wishbone needed new front bushes. It had already had a P-bush and ball joint but the front bushes were fine at that time. Wishbone got a wire brushing, some Hydrox 80 and a coat of gloss black. It now matches the all new TRW one on the n/s.
And all fitted up.
I'd soaked the BJ heat shields in some citric acid and given them a coat of high-temp silver.
Steering rack bolted on along with strut and hub assembly and all linked up. Nice to see it back on all 4 wheels!
Along with a load of other bits I had the 'pedal panel' powder coated. That's been put back on along with the steering column and wheel etc so the car is now maneuverable. Just need to arrange a date and time to get it looked at.
Whilst the engine's out I'm making sure that's as tidy as it can be. Having pulled the box off I could see that there was some oil evident. Now, I'm 99% certain that this is gear oil from when the n/s diff seal wasn't installed completely straight, it certainly smells of gear oil.
However, it's going to be much easier to do the main seal and hockey sticks whilst the engine's out. Also, provided the latest welding job doesn't cost too much, I'm keen on fitting a lightweight flywheel and I wouldn't want that piece of art getting covered in oil!
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