After Removing the Front bumpers , this tell tale was discovered, a spacer between the Chassis bumper mount and the bumper iron. Someone had done this to allow the front bumper to appear to sit evenly . A closer look under the car was necessary .
Because i intend to refinish the under side in the correct PVC undercoating I had begun to strip the bituminous underseal that had been applied in the past . This stuff causes rust rather than protect against it . The front of the left hand chassis leg is bent backwards with a large crease in it.
The Chassis leg will have to be replaced to repair the damage .
The sills on either side have been patched several times over the decades to hide rust, the one above was removed and discovered to have been held on with contact glue…..
Close up of one of the patches which looks to have been cut from the side of an old fridge.