The humble grey Mk2, which has been a staple of our hire fleet for many years, has come on leaps and bounds during November. It is ready for paint preparation this week and will be painted during December.
The work to get the car to this stage has been involved and skilled. Having stripped the car and removed the rot during October, this month we have stitched in new metal to the arches and front panel and repaired the wing tops. The latter is a complex job as the marker lights tend to rot and are often poorly repaired. We removed the rot, repaired with fresh metal and then filled over the repair to recreate the correct shape and line. This is a very time-consuming job but one that has to be right in order for the whole car to look right. The car has now been flatted back ready for primer, as shown above. We also rectified older poor repairs to the door bottoms and around the door handles. Our goal with this car is to create a useable, very presentable and solid example suitable for hire.