Hi All just thought i would upload a couple of pics of my latest jobs i have been doing to my old girl.
I decided to replace the rear arch on the passenger side as the old one was shot to bits.
I have never done anything like this before but decided to give it a go as the folks at the body shop here were quoting me crazy prices in the region of £550.
off i went with my grinder and i must admit i was not at all confident of doing this but i thought what the heck in for a penny in for a pound and cut out the old arch.
I have used a welder in the past but i am not qualified or anything like that
well here is the result of my work i think it is good for a 1st time job
however when i smoothed the weld off and applied thefiller in prep for my painter to paint i found out that he has gone on the sick so i have had to use the car as is and the filler sucked in all the rain and it is now got surface rust on the panel
My painter is due back to work next week and tells me he can make it all good for me.
Also bought and fitted a set of 17" wheels with almost new 215/45/17' goodyear eagles F1 on the rims for £160 (the tyres cost £93 each so i got a bargain i thought) Although the rims do need to be shot blasted and powder coated but i will do this after the winter months i think
will keep you updated when it comes from the paint shop