Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northfield, Illinois
Take heart! This is typical of these cars, now made at least 45 years ago. Regardless of climate, boxed sections had no oxidation protection. Remember, the structural design is an early unit body. Condensation will take it's toll. Fortunately,with todays body shop equipment, structural members and panels can be fabricated without too much difficulty. I have posted pictures of the dreaded trunk floor area unrepaired, and restored on an earlier post. The structural repair, particularly the inner sills, is critical to a sound restoration. Again, remember when these cars were built, the planned life of the vehicle was 3 to 5 years, NOT half a century!
Many panels can be bought, both here in the US and there in the UK, but many top specialists that do this type of work, prefer to fabricate their own, both for easy fit, and often increasing the gauge of the panel stock.
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