Eventually started the restoration of the underside of the rear of the car.
Donor parts have either been sourced or are in the process of being found, they will be shot blasted and then painted before installation on the car, with the existing rotten parts being recycled.
Started with the control arms
Bushes being pressed out
Primed with zinc rich paint, then primed and painted and laquered (BMW bright red)
Ready to be installed with powerflex bushes and placed on the car
Rear sub frame waiting to be shot blasted, just waiting on delivery next week on the trailing arms
Started on the restoration of the underside of the car also, this is the current status of the rear end with the bumper, crash beam, arch liners and arches removed to ensure better access
This is what I am faced with on a 15 year old BMW Mini, not too bad but if I leave it the rust will only spread and cause no end of issues later.
The rear drivers side arch with 15 years of dirt removed.
Rust removed from seams, spot welds and mating areas, using a dremmel and flap wheels in a drill.
Zinc primer applied
Masked up for seam sealer
Seam sealer applied
Stonechip painted on
Top coat applied
Whilst I had some red paint left, I have repainted my lower omp strut brace, it was in a rather bad state.
After zinc primer, primer, top coat and laquer.