The Bonnet has been stripped to the metal and primed several times and is at last getting smooth enough .
The Roof however is a different matter. It has sever damage all over it some of which i hammered out and metal finished but some is too badly damaged to completely remove so it has been leaded . The darker spots are Low spots and the lighter spots are high spots revealed in the first primer and guide coats. It’s as if someone had gone over the roof with a ball pien hammer
The boot Lid is similar but not as bad as high spots made by things being carried in the have hit the skin . In the meantime other panels are also getting the primer ,sand,Primer,Sand,Primer routine too..
The Right rear section ,when paint was stripped off revealed more damage .The yellowish parts on the panel are bronze from the previous attempt at repair .
The ruler indicates hte depth of the dent
Right rear edge of the boot lid is 10 mm too high,indicating hidden damage.
left rear edge of boot lid fits closer and factory correct.
The bootlid sits high along this edge too, because the fender edge has not been straightened properly in the past and will have to be lifted up.
The Difference in the panels
The new rear Box for the panel has been fitted and welded into place .
New outer skin is being welded into place .
At the ‘C’ Pillar further damage from a past accident has been revealed so this will need to be straightende out ,Once the rear window was removed, further rust has been revealed because the rubber seal had not been fitted properly and moisture had leaked in .
Rist in the base of theC pillar .
Inside the C pillar section at the parcel shelf it has rusted quite badly .